Posted by Nat Bernstein
Following up on last week’s simple artworkon a biography of Karl Marx, let’s expand the design and discourse to all of “Yiddishland”:
Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Alain Brossat and Sylvia Klingberg is a journey across the Jewish socio-political movements arising out of a population of roughly 11 million in the dense archipelago of communities stretching from the Baltic Sea to Russia’s western borders. Tempered by an unusual muted pink, the stylized book cover captures the energy of the history it examines: socialists, Communists, Bundists, Zionists, Trotskyists, proletariats, and intellectuals steeped in the religious traditions of their families and swept up in “the great current of revolutionary utopian thinking” of their time. An attempt to recover the rich radical history of a lost realm and working class, Revolutionary Yiddishland will be on the shelves September 2016 from Verso Books.
- Yiddishlands: A Memoir by David G. Roskies
- Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewihs American Art, 1880 – 1940 by Matthew Baigell
- Recovering Yiddishland: Threshold Moments in American Literature by Merle L. Bachman
- Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Art by Jeffrey Shandler
Nat Bernstein is the former Manager of Digital Content & Media, JBC Network Coordinator, and Contributing Editor at the Jewish Book Council and a graduate of Hampshire College.