On the Landing: Stories by Yenta MASH

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5.0 X 8.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Yenta Mash (1922-2013) was born and raised in Bessarabia in southeastern Europe. She survived Siberian exile, then settled in Chisinau, Moldova, before immigrating to Israel. Her prize-winning fiction draws on her life, spanning continents, regime changes, and historical eras. Ellen Cassedy is the author of We Are Here and co-translator of Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories. She was a 2015 Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellow and this volume is a result of her fellowship.


"Yenta Mash's stories are a must--a reminder that, through the persecutions in the Russian Pale, 'something very important has been lost, ' but also that something strong survives."

--Foreword Reviews

"An important contribution... much appreciated."

--Yiddish Forverts

"Mash's collection keeps us alert to the riches to be discoveredshowing us the many worlds in which Yiddish thrived and suffered in the twentieth century."

--In Geveb

"Dor ayn, dor oys, der emes blaybt! (From one generation to the next, the truth will out!)"

--Yiddish Branzhe

"Small gems."


"Ellen Cassedy has done marvelous work combing through Mash's four collections to select these stories and bringing them to life in an English that honors the beauty and texture of the author's vision. Highly recommended for all libraries."

--Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews

"Mash's compact stories draw from her difficult life -- including her experiences in the Siberian gulag, her postwar decades in Kishinev and her immigration to Israel in the 1970s.These small gems give voice both to the insufficiently documented story of Jewish deportees in Siberia and to the unique experience of Bessarabian Jews."

--J. The Jewish News of Northern California

"Each story is a gem.... Mash's narrative skill is quietly astonishing."

--Jewish Book Council