Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 1993

142 Pages

ISBN: 9781874774082

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Realism, Caricature and Bias

Fiction of Mendele Mocher Sefarim

David Aberbach

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

Explores the psychology of prejudice and self-hate in the fiction of Mendele Mocher Sefarim, one of the key figures in modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature. The book presents an analysis of the tension between realism and caricature in Mendele's portrayal of the Russian Jews under tsarist rule.