Author as Character in the Works of Sholom Aleichem

Author: Aarons, Victoria
Year:1989
Pages:150
ISBN:0-88946-553-3
978-0-88946-553-4
Price:159.95
A study of Sholom Aleichem's use of literary techniques and the ways in which his changing attitudes toward Eastern European shtetl life influenced them. Also examines how the reader's response to fiction is controlled by the writer's design for the work.

Reviews

" ... a very readable account of Yiddish literature's first significant world figure ... an honest, eclectic analysis of Sholom Aleichem's narrative form, his understanding of point of view in fiction, and the ironic use of the author himself in the narrative content of his short stories and anecdotes ... a very useful aid." - CHOICE

"Victoria Aarons has added another significant chapter to the studies of the Yiddish Mark Twain." - Modern Fiction Studies

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter I: Intrpduction: Methodology and Approach

Chapter II: Narrative Technique and the Development of Persona

Chapter III: Ironic Structure in The Adventures of Menakhen-Mendl

Chapter IV: Authorial Voice in the Kasrileuke Stories

Chapter V: Station Baranovich: Structure and Meaning

Chapter VI: In Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index