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Educating Moyshe or Corrupting Him? Polemics around the Novel Sanin in the American Yiddish Press ca.1908
Mar 30 2009

Ellen Kellman - Assistant Professor in Yiddish Language and Literature, Brandeis University

The role of serialized fiction in the American Yiddish press was the subject of rancorous debate from its beginnings. Critics lambasted socialist-oriented papers for printing romance novels instead of serious fiction in translation. Yet some works, such as the Russian novel Sanin, proved to be even more controversial than those originally written in Yiddish.

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