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By Harriet Murav

ISBN-10: 0804774439

ISBN-13: 9780804774437

Music from a dashing Train explores the uniquely Jewish area created via Jewish authors operating in the obstacles of the Soviet cultural method. It situates Russian- and Yiddish- language authors within the comparable literary universe—one within which modernism, revolution, socialist realism, violence, and disaster sign up for conventional Jewish texts to supply the framework for literary creativity. those writers represented, attacked, reformed, and mourned Jewish lifestyles within the pre-revolutionary shtetl as they created new sorts of Jewish tradition.

The e-book emphasizes the Soviet Jewish reaction to global battle II and the Nazi destruction of the Jews, disputing the declare that Jews in Soviet Russia didn't and will no longer react to the killings of Jews. It finds a principally unknown physique of Jewish literature starting as early as 1942 that responds to the mass killings. through exploring works throughout the early twenty-first century, the e-book finds a fancy, emotionally wealthy, and very brilliant Soviet Jewish tradition that continued past Stalinist oppression.

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