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Classic Yiddish Fiction
Classic Yiddish Fiction (September 1995)
Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and Peretz
Ken Frieden - Author

Revisits fiction by the three major Yiddish authors who wrote between 1864 and 1916, exploring their literary and social worlds.

"The dominance of parody is Ken Frieden's point of departure for the clear, reliable introduction we've been waiting for to the remarkable trio of writers who brought Yiddish into the mainstream of modern European literatures." -- Ruth Wisse, Harvard University

Yiddish lit...(Read More)
Freud's Dream of Interpretation
Freud's Dream of Interpretation (February 1990)
Ken Frieden - Author

Frieden explores methods of dream interpretation in the Bible, the Talmud, and in the writings of Sigmund Freud, and brings to light Freud's troubled relationship to his Judaic forerunners. This book reveals unfamiliar associations in intellectual history and challenges received ideas in biblical, Talmudic, and Freudian scholarship.

Freud distanced himself from dream interpreters such as Joseph and Daniel by rejecting their intuitive methods ...(Read More)
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