May 2, 2019
Ellen Cassedy discusses "On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash" with Jessica Kirzane
At the Co-op
About the book: Yenta Mash (1922-2013) was a giant among women writing in Yiddish. Drawn from her own tumultuous life, her stories trace an arc across continents, across upheavals and regime changes, and across the phases of a woman’s life from girlhood to old age. Mash documents a lost world of Eastern European Jewish life, Siberian exile, Soviet Moldova, and the challenges of immigrant life in Israel. Translated for the first time by Ellen Cassedy, Mash’s stories are keenly relevant to our times, when displaced people seek refuge across the globe.
About the translator: Translator Ellen Cassedy won a 2018 award from the Modern Language Association for "Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel" (with co-translator Yermiyahu Ahron Taub). She is the author of "We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust."
About the interlocutor: Jessica Kirzane teaches Yiddish language and literature at the University of Chicago.
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