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by Seth L. Wolitz Edited by Brian Horowitz & Haim Gottschalk


Yiddish Modernism: Studies in Twentieth-Century Eastern European Jewish Culture is a presentation of what enters into the construction of Yiddish modernism, with “Yiddish modernism” being a working term. In 25 articles published over the course of more than three decades of research, Seth L. Wolitz engagingly illustrates the renaissance of Jewish plastic arts, literature, poetry, drama, and music through a critical study of comparative literature, history, art theory, and linguistics. This tome is rich with insights regarding the Golem, the Dybbuk, Walpurgisnacht, expressionism, Art Nouveau, contemporary play construction, and love. Wolitz demonstrates how the artists reached for and joined the cutting edge of twentieth-century Western culture—and achieved in specific cases pure abstraction in the plastic arts, music, and poetry—by crafting yidishkayt in a modernist approach.

Seth L. Wolitz is Marie and Edwin Gale Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

This book is Volume 3 of the series New Approaches to Russian and East European Jewish Culture.


Dragan Milivojevic and Vasa D. Mihailovich


This is a bibliographical guide to the materials published in English on Yugoslav linguistics and the official languages -- Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, and Macedonian. In spite of the existence of annual bibliographies (the MLA Bibliography, Linguistic Bibliography, Year's Work in Modern Language Studies), as well as individual bibliographic guides, there is no single bibliography which covers the whole range of Yugoslav linguistics in English for the first eighty years of this century. The book attempts to include all books, articles, reviews, and dissertations written in the period from 1900 to 1980. The term "linguistics" is understood in a somewhat broader meaning than just scientific linguistics, and includes textbooks, language manuals, dictionaries, readers, etc. The subdivision of the bibliography is thematic, with individual languages as subdivisions and the approach proceeding from the general to the particular. The thematic divisions (e.g., phonemics, morphology) are not strict entities, as the term "morphophonemics" suggests. In order to show the connections between thematic divisions cross-references are used. There is no preferential treatment of a particular language or thematic division. The term "Serbo-Croatian" is used for a single language in its two variants, unless a title explicitly refers to Serbian or Croatian. Each entry is numbered, and there is a complete index of authors at the end listing the numbers of all items where their name appears as author or editor. Topics covered by the Bibliography include Textbooks, Grammars, Readers, Dictionaries, Relation to Other Slavic Languages, Relation to Non-Slavic Languages, Texts (Linguistic Analysis), Stylistics and Poetics, Sociolinguistics, Lexicology, Contrastive Linguistics, Syntax, Translation, Morphology, Phonology, Pedagogy, Onomastics, Orthography and Orthogeny, Dialectology, The Standard Language and Its History, General Yugoslav. There is a list of periodicals referred to. Where appropriate (e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax), topics are divided into synchronic and diachronic sections.

"The nearly 1,200 items of the bibliography cover the area well..." (American Reference Books Annual)

"...a welcome attempt to add to the bibliographies of works on the Slavonic Languages of what is now former Yugoslavia." (SEER) "Die vorliegende Bibliographie is sehr wertvoll..." (KL)


Edward Mozejko


A study of the life and writings of one of the greatest Bulgarian writers of the twentieth century. Since Yovkov is practically unknown in the West, this book deals with almost every important theme of his prose and dramas. The main part of the book contains five chapters, of which the first is devoted entirely to Yovkov's biography. Information about his life is scattered through many publications and has never been gathered into one systematic whole within a larger study. Subsequent chapters deal with the war prose, the prose of the 1920s, the plays, and the short stories and novels of the 1930s. Since only a few of Yovkov's short stories have been translated into English, extensive plot summaries are provided for some of the works. The book ends with a selected bibliography. "Mozejko's volume is a useful introduction to Yovkov... Appropriate for upper-division undergraduates." (Choice) "It is a pleasure to recommend this overview of Iovkov's life and works to all readers, and not just those interested in Bulgarian literature.... We can only hope it will have the kind of broad readership it deserves." (CSP) "...can be thoroughly recommended, both to the specialist devotees and to all who wish to discover more about the Bulgarian author whom Thomas Mann considered worthy of a place alongside the greatest short story writers of the world." (The South Slav Journal)