Sholem Aleichem may be the best known of the Jewish Eastern European writers but a panoply of writers from the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment) and early 1900s contributed to the canon of Jewish inflected literature. Their influence is reflected today in the writings of authors from Philip Roth to Michael Chabon and most recently in the Tony award-winning play “Indecent”. Professor Jeremy Dauber brings life to these early writers and their legacies.
MEET JEREMY DAUBER
Jeremy Dauber is Professor of Yiddish Literature at Columbia University and Director of Columbia’s Institute of Israel and Jewish Studies. His newest book is JEWISH COMEDY – A SERIOUS HISTORY (forthcoming, Norton). Previous books include THE WORLDS OF SHOLEM ALEICHEM and ANTONIO’S DEVILS: WRITERS OF THE JEWISH ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN HEBREW AND YIDDISH LITERATURE.