[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Undzer redaktors naye bukh: Toronto Launch Event, Oct. 18
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Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 08:57:26 -040
ASHKENAZ presents the official launch of the new book by Professor Kalman
Weiser.,JEWISH PEOPLE, YIDDISH NATION: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in
*Featuring a special musical performance by Marilyn Lerner and David Wall*
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7:30pm
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tickets $10 at the door
For more information call 416-979-9901 or visit www.ashkenazfestival.com
More about the book launch:
Linguist, folklorist, journalist, and politician Noah Prylucki (1882-1941)
was a champion of Yiddishism, a movement that promoted secular Yiddish
culture as the basis for Jewish collective identity in the twentieth
century. Prylucki's dramatic path - from russified Zionist raised in a
Ukrainian shtetl, to Diaspora nationalist parliamentarian in metropolitan
Warsaw, to professor of Yiddish the University of Vilnius in Soviet
Lithuania - uniquely reflects the dilemmas and
competing options facing the Jews of this era as life in Eastern Europe
underwent radical transformation. Using hitherto unexplored archival
sources, memoirs, interviews, and materials from the vibrant interwar
Jewish and Polish presses, Professor Kalman Weiser investigates the rise
and fall of Yiddishism and of Prylucki's political party, the Folkists, in
the post-World War One era.
Jewish People, Yiddish Nation reveals the life of a remarkable individual
and the fortunes of a major cultural movement that has long been obscured.
Professor Weiser will discuss his research, present selected passages from
the book and participate in a Q and A. Illustrating the continuing
relevance of the Yiddishist movement, two of Toronto's leading
interpreters of Yiddish song, Marilyn Lerner and David Wall, will present
new musical settings of Yiddish
folksong texts collected by Prylucki himself.
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