The Stories of I. L. Peretz.THE STORIES OF I. L. PERETZ. 1990/2001. Read by George Guidall & Suzanne Toren. 4 tapes. 6 hrs. Jewish Contemporary Classics. 1-893079-10-4. $34.95. Vinyl; author, reader, content notes. JSA JSA - Japanese Standards Association. *
It is hard to think of any modern author who had as profound an effect on literature and was simultaneously as widely read and as beloved by his audience as the Yiddish writer Isaac Leib Peretz Isaac Leib Peretz (born May, 18th 1852 in Zamosc, died 3rd April 1915 in Warsaw), also known as Yitskhok Leybush Peretz יצחק־לייבוש פרץ and Izaak Lejb Perec (1859-1915). An astute folklorist and master storyteller, Peretz combined his literary talents with revolutionary zeal in order to reform both Jewish culture and Jewish society. His stories use the traditional rhythms and language of the pious Jewish past but he does not sentimentalize sen·ti·men·tal·ize
v. sen·ti·men·tal·ized, sen·ti·men·tal·iz·ing, sen·ti·men·tal·iz·es
To imbue or regard with sentiment; be sentimental about.
v.intr. . On the contrary, he uses them in order to bring contemporary characters and social conditions to life.
Jewish Contemporary Classics has done us all a great service by making the volume available in audio format. Guidall's readings are superb; Suzanne Toren's are almost as good. And best of all, the audiobook includes an Afterward af·ter·ward also af·ter·wards
At a later time; subsequently.
Adv. 1. afterward - happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; "he apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but he'll be back here that will help orient readers who are not already devotees of this master craftsman A master craftsman (sometimes called only master or grandmaster) was a member of a guild. In the European guild system, only master craftsmen were allowed to actually be members of the guild. . This book should be in every library in the country.
Bernard D. Cooperman, Assoc. Prof., Univ. of MD, College Park, MD