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Joseph Sherman

Contributors

Joseph Sherman, Corob Fellow in Yiddish Studies, University of Oxford, is the author of a range of scholarly essays on Yiddish literature, translated into English Isaac Bashevis Singer’s novel, Shadows on the Hudson.

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2009

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Elaine Feinstein and Joseph Sherman write about Jewish writers in Stalin’s Russia. In The Russian Jerusalem, her lyrical novel about history, memory and love, Feinstein concentrates on Marina Tsvetaeva and her contemporaries who had chosen to write in Russian. In From Pogrom to Purge, Sheman recounts the dramatic trial and murder in 1952 of 13 major Yiddish writers, putting an end to Yiddish culture in Russia.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.