Radiant Days, Haunted Nights: Great Tales from the Treasury of Yiddish Folk Literature
This utterly original compilation brings a unique genre of Yiddish writing to life for English speakers looking to reclaim their lost Yiddish ... Show synopsis This utterly original compilation brings a unique genre of Yiddish writing to life for English speakers looking to reclaim their lost Yiddish heritage, and for any reader interested in folk literature. RADIANT DAYS, HAUNTED NIGHTS brings together a unique and rich anthology of Yiddish folk tales never-before published in the English language. Revealing the enormous breadth and depth of Yiddish folk literature from its roots to its full blossoming in the modern era, RADIANT DAYS provides a fascinating glimpse into four centuries of Jewish cultural life, including original tales, Yiddish retellings of Biblical stories and a few surprises such as a Yiddish version of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. Pious, funny, sombre, fantastic, and stark, this compilation paints a beautiful portrait of the cherished continuity - and remarkable diversity - of Jewish culture expressed through Yiddish folk literature.