SHMERL NAR: DI GESHIKHTE FUN AN UMBAKANTN HELD

Simon, Solomon; Aharon Gudlman

Published by New York; Farlag Matones, 1931
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Publishers cloth. 8vo. 104 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Translated title: Shmerl the Fool: The Story of an Unknown Hero. Bound in brown cloth and color-printed pictorial onlay, with decorative endpages. Solomon Simon (1895-1970) was a prolific Yiddish writer, famous for his children’s stories and as a leading figure of the Sholem Aleichem Folks Institute. "Shmerl Nar" (later translated as The Wandering Beggar) , is about a Jewish simpleton accomplishing accidental "miracles" as he wandered about Russian towns. 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) . OCLC lists 30 copies. Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish. Children's story. Backstrip tattered, light wear to covers, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-4A). Bookseller Inventory # 29766

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Title: SHMERL NAR: DI GESHIKHTE FUN AN UMBAKANTN ...

Publisher: New York; Farlag Matones

Publication Date: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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