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.

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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.