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The Dybbuk - A Play in Four Acts (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 You Save: R20 (6%)
The Dybbuk - A Play in Four Acts (Paperback, New Ed): S. Ansky
The Dybbuk - A Play in Four Acts (Paperback, New Ed): S. Ansky

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The Dybbuk - A Play in Four Acts (Paperback, New Ed)

S. Ansky; Translated by Henry G. Alsberg, Winifred Katzin; Introduction by Gilbert W. Gabriel; Notes by Chaim Zhitlowsky

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The Dybbuk, regarded as the classic drama of the Yiddish stage, has long frightened yet fascinated audiences throughout the world. Based on Jewish folklore, its dark implications of mysterious, other-worldly forces at work in a quaint and simple village make for gripping, suspenseful theater. To the Chassidic Jews of eastern Europe, a dybbuk was not a legend or a myth; rather it remained a constant and portentous possibility. During that age of pervasive mysticism, when rabbis became miracle workers and the sinister arts of the Kabbala were fearsomely invoked, it was never doubted that a discontented spirit from the dead could cross the barrier between the "real" and the "other" worlds to enter a living human body. The Dybbuk is a masterful play, full of deep-rooted obsessions and dramatic suspense, fascinating for the glimpse it provides of the rich, poetic, and often tragic culture of the Chassidim. In this classic translation by Henry Alsberg and Winifred Katzin, the authentic cadences of the original Yiddish are deftly preserved.


Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2007
First published: March 1972
Authors: S. Ansky
Translators: Henry G. Alsberg • Winifred Katzin
Introduction by: Gilbert W. Gabriel
Notes by: Chaim Zhitlowsky
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-87140-262-2
Barcode: 9780871402622
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-87140-262-9

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