The Dybbuk and Other Writings

Open Road Media
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This volume presents The Dybbuk, S. Ansky’s well-known drama of mystical passion and demonic possession, along with little-known works of his autobiographical and fantastical prose fiction and an excerpt from his four-volume chronicle of the Eastern Front in the First World War, The Destruction of Galacia.
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About the author

David G. Roskies is series editor of the New Yiddish Library and professor of Yiddish at the Jewish Theological Seminary.     

S. Ansky was born Shloyme-Zanvl ben Aaron Hacohen Rappoport in Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire. Initially, Ansky wrote in Russian, but from 1904 on, he became known mainly as a Yiddish author. He turned his back on his Orthodox Jewish upbringing, and became active in the Socialist Revolutionary Party in the early 1900s. (He was elected to the Russian Constituent Assembly as a deputy in 1917.) Although Ansky is most widely known for the play The Dybbuk, he published an impressive number of works of literature, politics, and ethnography.  
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Open Road Media
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Published on
Oct 15, 2013
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Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Jewish
Literary Collections / European / Eastern
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