BILDER FUN'M SHTEDTEL: A ZAMLUNG DRAMES
Vilna; B. A. Kletskin, 1914. Item #35319
Original Cloth. 8vo. 111 pages. 22 cm. First edition of author’s first book. In Yiddish. Bilder fun shtetl (Portraits of the Shtetl) . First published book of Tsadok Dolgopolski (1879–1959) , “Yiddish writer. Born into a poor family in Horodok, near Vitebsk, Tsadok Dolgopolski began working at a factory in Nevel while still young. In the late 1890s, he became an active member of the Bund and was imprisoned in Bialystok. Self-taught, he passed the qualifying examinations for teachers and organized a school for Jewish children in his hometown. By 1898, he was writing short articles on labor issues for illegal and legal Yiddish periodicals. In 1914, Boris Kletskin’s Vilna publishing house issued a collection of Dolgopolski’s works, mainly plays, called Bilder fun shtetl (Portraits of the Shtetl) . ” - Yivo Encyclopedia. Subjects: Jews -- Europe, Eastern - Social life and customs - Drama; Yiddish drama. OCLC lists 8 copies. Pages lightly aged, light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (YID-21-25).