Nadir, Moishe

Published by New York; Farlag "narayev", 1929
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Publishers cloth. 8vo. 192 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Finely printed edition of Yiddish poetry, with decorative brown ink device in the page margins, and authors portrait as frontispiece. With backpage English handwritten dedication from the author: "To a potential bolshevik / George Siegel / from the author / Sept 1930". The poet "Moyshe Nadir was the pseudonym chosen by the American Yiddish writer Isaac Reiss, born in Galicia in 1885. He arrived in America at the age of 13, and within a few years was writing poems, drama reviews, and satires for leading Yiddish journals. The pseudonym Nadir ("na dir, " as in "take this" or "take this and choke on it") embodies some of the daring, acid humor of his work in leftist Yiddish publications — the Frayhayt, Hamer, and Signal — during the 1920s and ’30s. " (Joel Schechter, ‘In a Moyshenadirish World’, Jewish Currents summer 2010) . Farlag Matones was founded by "the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system. . [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin" (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012) . Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 30 copies. Light chipping to edges of backstrip, light wear and ageing to edges, clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-11) Yid1, yidleft1, children1, Bookseller Inventory # 29775

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Publisher: New York; Farlag "narayev"

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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