Book details: DI TSVEYSHPRAKHIKAYT FUN UNDZER LITERATUR.
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Niger, Samuel.
DI TSVEYSHPRAKHIKAYT FUN UNDZER LITERATUR.
Imprint: Detroit: Luis Lamed Foundation., 1941.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 156 pages. In Yiddish. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Literature, Jewish. Samuel Niger was the pseudonym of Samuel Charney (1883-1955) . A Zionist influenced by Adah Ha-Am and a Russian socialist revolutionary, he joined the Zionist-Socialist Workers Party, and was repeatedly arrested and tortured by Russian authorities. Though his first literary efforts were in Russian and Hebrew, his mature work was written mostly in Yiddish. In 1908, he, with A. Veiter and S. Gorelik, founded Literarishe Monatshriften, which became very popular and influential after the Czernowitz Yiddish Conference. In 1912, after three years in Europe, he began editing DiYidishe Velt. After being imprisoned by Polish legionaires in 1919, Niger left for the United States. In New York, he worked for Der Tog, a Yiddish daily; beginning in 1920, he worked for the paper for 35 years, “becoming the most revered and feared Yiddish critic of his generation. ” Outside of strictly literary work, Niger worked with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research from its inception, a and helped found the Congress for Jewish Culture. (Liptzin, EJ) Edgeworn, publisher's stamp on flyleaf, good condition. (HEB-4-10), Yid2, bibliog1, lit1,
Stock number:19172.