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*Yiddish Studies

Yiddish Literature in Yiddish

Guides to Literature in Yiddish

Niger, Shemu'el, Ya'akov Shatski, eds.
Leksikon fun der Nayer Yidisher Literatur
Nyu-York : Alveltlekhn Yidishn kultur-kongres, 1956-1981.
Collection of literary biographies and bibliographies.
Judaica Reference PJ5121 .L4

Kagan, Berl.
Leksikon fun Yidish-Shraybers : mit Hesofes un Tikunim Tsum Leksikon fun der Nayer Yidisher Literatur, un 5,800 Psevdonimen
Nyu-York : R. Ilman-Kohen, 1986.
Supplements the above work. Includes 5800 psyeduonyms.
Judaica Reference + PJ5121 .L4 1986

Rejzen, Zalman, 1887-1941 [Zalmen Rayzen].
Leksikon fun der Yidisher Literatur, Prese un Filologye
2te. ingantsn ibergearbete farmerte un farfulshtendikte oysg.
Vilne: B. Kletskin, 687-690 [1926-1929]
Judaica Reference PJ5121 .R38 1926a

For more information about titles held in Brandeis University Libraries in Yiddish, consult the OneSearch catalog. In "Advanced" search, you can limit your search to Yiddish only books by limiting the "language" choice to Yiddish. Many Yiddish literature titles are in the PJ5000's call number range, on the Mezzanine Level of the Goldfarb Library.

For example: search by keyword-author "singer". Limit to Yiddish language. You will find stories and novels of both I.B. Singer and I.J. Singer in Yiddish and English translation. OneSearch will find books in English translation of any originally titled Yiddish work.

Literary Cricitism

Yiddish Literature in English


Abramowicz,Dina, compiler.
Yiddish Literature in English Translation: List of Books in Print
New York : Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1976.
Other title: Yidishe literatur in englisher iberzetsung.
Judaica Reference Z7070 .Y54

Forman, Frieda, Margie Wolfe, and Sarah Swartz, editors.
Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers
Toronto: Second Story Press, 1994
Main Stacks PJ5128 .F6 1994

Fried, Lewis, editor-in-chief.
Handbook of American-Jewish Literature : An Analytical Guide to Topics, Themes, and Sources
New York: Greenwood Press, 1988
Judaica Reference PS153.J4 H365 1988

Goldberg, David, ed.
The Field of Yiddish: Studies in Language, Folklore, and Literature
fifth collection.
Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press; New York : YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 1993.
Main Library PJ5111 .F5 1993

Liptzin, Solomon.
A History of Yiddish Literature
Middle Village, N.Y.: Jonathan David, [1985]
Judaica Reference PJ5120 .L55 1985

Madison, Charles Allan.
Jewish Publishing in America: The Impact of Jewish Writing on American Culture
New York: Sanhedrin Press, 1976
Judaica Reference Z473 .M214

Weinreich, Beatrice Silverman, ed.
Yiddish Folktales
New York: Pantheon Books, 1988
translated by Leonard Wolf
Main Stacks GR98 .Y52 1988