On the Landing

On the Landing❴Reading❵ ➼ On the Landing Author Yenta Mash – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk A Yiddish Book Center Translation In these sixteen stories available in English for the first time prize winning author Yenta Mash traces an arc across continents across upheavals and regime changes a A Yiddish Book Center Translation In these sixteen stories available in English for the first time prize winning author Yenta Mash traces an arc across continents across upheavals and regime changes and across the phases of a woman’s life Mash’s protagonists are often in transit poised “On the Landing” on their way to or from somewhere else In imaginative poignant and relentlessly honest prose translated from the Yiddish by Ellen Cassedy Mash documents the lost world of Jewish Bessarabia the texture of daily life behind the Iron Curtain in Soviet Moldova and the challenges of assimilation in On the Kindle - Israel On the Landing opens by inviting us to join a woman making her way through her ruined hometown recalling the colorful customs of yesteryear—and the night when everything changed We then travel into the Soviet gulag accompanying women prisoners into the fearsome forests of Siberia In postwar Soviet Moldova we see how the Jewish community rebuilds itself On the move once we join refugees struggling to find their place in Israel Finally a late life romance brings a blossoming of joy Drawing on a lifetime of repeated uprooting Mash offers an intimate perch from which to explore little known corners of the twentieth and early twenty first centuries A master chronicler of exile she makes a major contribution to the literature of immigration and resilience adding her voice to those of Jhumpa Lahiri W G Sebald André Aciman and Viet Thanh Nguyen Mash’s literary oeuvre is a brave achievement and her work is urgently relevant today as displaced people seek refuge across the globe  . This book of short stories in translation was nothing short of luminous Nearly every one a treasure worth re reading They are culled from Mash’s other books in Yiddish representing different periods of her life — during the war in harsh Soviet labor camps as immigrants to Israel Definitely add this to your “must read” shelf A touching series of stories about Jews who left Russia for Israel with a focus on the psychological costs of losing the old and adapting to the new all while aging

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • On the Landing
  • Yenta Mash
  • English
  • 23 May 2014
  • 9780875807935