Saturday, April 30, 2022

May. 27, 2022—The Brothers Ashkenazi, by I.J. Singer

The next meeting of Great Books KC will be May 27, 2022.  We will discuss The Brothers Ashkenazi, by I.J. Singer

Meeting Date & Time:
Date: May 27, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

 Zoom On-Line Meeting:
 — an email with link to join will be sent prior to meeting.
 — the link is sent to a limited mailing list of frequent attenders.
 — request mailing list addition, sent to GreatBooksKC@gmail.com.

Description of Book:
The Brothers Ashkenazi is a novel written in Yiddish, it first appeared serially in the Jewish daily Forward between 1934 and 1935, after Singer had left Poland and moved to New York. It was published in book form in Poland in 1936, the same year in which Knopf published an English translation by Maurice Samuel. It was at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list along with Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind. In 1980 a new translation was published by the author's son, Joseph Singer.

Availability of Copies:
If unable to find a library copy, the following are suggested alternatives:
1. Through Interlibrary Loan.
2. Hoopla.com has a audio format.
3. Used books can be purchased on various websites.

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