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Sunday, December 2 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Who Was Mendele Moykher Sforim? A Short Introduction to the Great Beginning of Modern Yiddish Literature

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Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh became the "zayde" of modern Yiddish literature. Why did he invent Mendel Moykher Sforim to do the storytelling for him? This presentation examines the difficult beginnings of modern Yiddish literature and demonstrates the brilliance and wit of this Yiddish literary master.

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Susanne Klingenstein

Dr. Susanne Klingenstein studied Jewish, European, and American literary history at Harvard, Brandeis and the University of Heidelberg. She taught at MIT and now teaches at Harvard Medical School (focusing on humanistic and socio-historical aspects of medicine). She is currently completing a book about Abramovitsh for a German publisher.

Sunday December 2, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Leffell Conference Room