9780143105602

Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son

  • ISBN 13:

    9780143105602

  • ISBN 10:

    0143105604

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/27/2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

Tevye is the compassionate, lovable, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, and Tevye the Dairyman is a heartwarming and poignant account of life in turn-of-the-century Russia. Through the workaday world of a rural dairyman, his grit, wit, and heart, his daughters' courtships and marriages, and the eventual menace of the pogroms, Sholem Aleichem reveals the fabric of a now-vanished world. Motl is the clear-eyed, spirited, mischievous boy who narrates Motl the Cantor's Son, a comic novel about his emigration with his family from Russia to America. It is a journey that mirrors a larger exodus, telling the story of the disintegration of traditional Jewish life and the beginning of a new chapter of Jewish history in America.

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