Los Angeles; Khaver-Paver Bukh Komitet, 1947. Item #29813
(FT) Publishers cloth. 4to.125 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “Vovik; Stories of a little dog in Brownsville (Brooklyn) . ” Illustrations by Moses Soyer; book design by Morris Pass. Bound in beige linen cloth; with 34 full page color illustrations; some text and all illustrations printed in orange ink. “Chaver Paver is the pen-name of the esteemed Yiddish writer Gershon Einbinder. Einbinder was born on February 8, 1901 in Bershad. At the age of 19, he moved to Romania and eventually settled in the United States in 1924. He lived in New York and Los Angeles, where he died in 1964. Chaver Paver made his debut in Yiddish literature in the 1920s as a children’s writer. He wrote five volumes of children’s stories and several plays. However, the majority of his literary works were stories and novels for adults. American Yiddish literature always maintained a close connection to its readers, and Chaver Paver did not break from that tradition. He wrote of the movement from the shtetlach to the United States and the tone of his writing always expressed the compassion he felt for his reading public. … Chaver Paver’s style is unique in Yiddish prose. There is no sense of distance between the writer and the reader and his writings have the sing-song quality of a storyteller, giving the impression of improvisation. The stories move fast, often featuring children, as well as real and imaginary animals that possess human characteristics. ” [Yiddishkayt.org] Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish. Cloth heavily soiled on back cover, last two endpages soiled. Topmost edges wavy, possibly from water damage. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YIDCHI-6-16).