[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements--Sacvan Bercovitch

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Tue Jul 28 08:03:59 EDT 2015

Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements

July 28, 2015

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Subject: Sacvan Bercovitch
From: Victor Bers (victor.bers at yale.edu)
Date: July 28, 2015

Prof.   Ephraim H. Mizruchi has informed Mendele of the death of his
son-in-law, Prof. Sacvan Bercovitch, an eminent scholar of American
literature at Harvard. Although the New York Times obituary (Jan. 5,  2015)
mentions that he was born "into a Yiddish-speaking left-wing family in a
Jewish ghetto in Montreal," and that "his first name is a combination of
Sacco and Vanzetti," it omits Bercovitch's  "continuing work as a
translator and champion of Yiddish literature," to quote the Harvard
Gazette (Dec. 12, 2014).

kovid zayn ondenk.


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