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dc.contributor.authorRibak, Gil
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-09T01:28:50Z
dc.date.available2020-10-09T01:28:50Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-02
dc.identifier.citationRibak, G. (2020). Reportage from Blotetown: Yisroel-Yoysef Zevin (Tashrak) and the Shtetlization of New York City. East European Jewish Affairs, 50(1-2), 57-74.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1350-1674
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13501674.2020.1774286
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/647657
dc.description.abstractThe neglected-but-popular Yiddish humorist Tashrak (penname of Yisroel-Yoysef Zevin) offers not just an opportunity to discover understudied aspects of the Jewish urban experience and modern Yiddish culture, but also allows us to tap into a less refined level of beliefs, behavior, judgments and attitudes of Yiddish-speaking Jews in America. Tashrak wittily conveyed to his readers a comforting image of the New World: New York City was just an enlarged shtetl, whose Jewish residents clashed over a host of issues, while encountering a number of stereotypical non-Jews. In his representation of internal Jewish divisions and disputes, relations with non-Jews, and the trials of modernity and assimilation, Tashrak followed, to some extent, the literary paths of earlier Yiddish and Hebrew writers. Yet critics often frowned upon his politics as either conservative or apolitical, and considered his literary style as lowbrow, thus they disregarded his work altogether, or referred to it as worthless.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en_US
dc.subjectYiddish literatureen_US
dc.subjectNew York Cityen_US
dc.subjectShtetlen_US
dc.subjectIrish Americansen_US
dc.subjectGerman Americansen_US
dc.subjectconservatismen_US
dc.titleReportage from Blotetown: Yisroel-Yoysef Zevin (Tashrak) and the Shtetlization of New York Cityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1743-971X
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Arizona Ctr Juda Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.journalEAST EUROPEAN JEWISH AFFAIRSen_US
dc.description.note18 month embargo; published online: 02 September 2020en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/13501674.2020.1774286
dc.source.journaltitleEast European Jewish Affairs
dc.source.volume50
dc.source.issue1-2
dc.source.beginpage57
dc.source.endpage74


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