18: Jewish Stories Translated from 18 Languages

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Cherry Orchard Books
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5.8 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
Dr. Nora Gold, previously an Associate Professor, is currently the Founder and Editor of the prestigious online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net. She is also the prize-winning author of three books of fiction, as well as the recipient of two Canadian Jewish Book/Literary Awards and praise from Alice Munro. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

"Gold... collects a remarkably diverse array of translated Jewish stories and novel excerpts... This broad and wide-ranging anthology is a fitting ode to the 'nearly inexhaustible richness and strength' of the Jewish multilingual tradition."

- Publishers Weekly

"This is a landmark anthology. Nora Gold is a remarkable pioneer who has my heartfelt admiration."

-- Cynthia Ozick

"This book by Nora Gold is like a treasure chest of marvels, each story a gem from a different time and place. There are living marvels here from so many times and places and voices and experiences that every reader's idea of Jewish literature will have to be fargresert un farbesert--enlarged and improved."

-- Dara Horn, award-winning author of People Love Dead Jews and Eternal Life

"Rich and varied, 18: Jewish Stories Translated from 18 Languages reminds us how diverse the Jewish experience is. For anyone interested in Jewish literature, it's a must-read book and an important addition to the Jewish literary canon."

-- Joshua Henkin, Winner of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for American Jewish Fiction

"With this remarkable book, Dr. Gold makes a signal contribution to the current state and study of contemporary Jewish literature. Her anthology offers readers a world tour of Jewish literatures in one volume: 18 works that are of consistently high quality and represent numerous linguistic traditions. I know of no other anthology like this. It deserves significant critical attention and certainly will be of interest to teachers, students, and readers of Jewish literature, comparative literature, and world literature."

-- Adam Rovner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English & Jewish Literature, and Director, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver

"One thing is for certain: whether winners of the Nobel Prize or secret scribblers in remote Eastern European shtetls (or both), these writers have clung to their Judaism as if to their very being. Yet, ironically, it is this clinging to identity which makes this collection so universal. They are saying that, in all of the best and worst circumstances, this is who we are and who we shall remain. Nothing can change that. What a treat it is to 'hear' the voices from far and wide affirming our humanity."

-- Joseph Kertes, Winner of a Canadian National Jewish Book Award and the U.S. National Jewish Book Award for Fiction