Jewish people, Yiddish nation : Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland /

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Author / Creator:Weiser, Keith Ian, 1973- author.
Imprint:Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2011]
Description:1 online resource (xxi, 389 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Language:English
Yiddish
Subject:Jews -- Poland -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Yiddish language -- Social aspects -- Poland.
Yiddish language -- Political aspects -- Poland.
Yiddish language -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Poland -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Jews -- Poland -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Yiddishists -- Poland -- Biography.
Jews -- Poland -- Biography.
Politicians -- Poland -- Biography.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Yiddish.
HISTORY -- Jewish.
Jews.
Jews -- Civilization.
Jews -- Intellectual life.
Jews -- Politics and government.
Politicians.
Yiddish language.
Yiddish language -- Political aspects.
Yiddish language -- Social aspects.
Yiddishists.
Poland.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11122758
Hidden Bibliographic Details
ISBN:9781442662094
1442662093
9780802099907
0802099904
9780802097163
0802097162
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes some text in Yiddish.
Print version record.
Summary:Noah Prylucki (1882-1941), a leading Jewish cultural and political figure in pre-Holocaust Eastern Europe, was a proponent 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 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, 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.
Other form:Print version: Weiser, Keith Ian, 1973- Jewish people, Yiddish nation. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2011 9780802099907