Wandering stars

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2010.
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The first complete translation of an epic love story by the creator of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Yiddish humorist Sholem Aleichem as well as the 100th anniversary of the publication of Wandering Stars, his sprawling love story spanning ten years and two continents, and set in the colorful world of the Yiddish theater. In a Russian shtetl at the end of the nineteenth century, Reisel, daughter of a poor cantor, and Leibel, son of a rich man, fall under the spell of a traveling Yiddish acting company. Together they run off to join the theater but quickly become separated. Reisel goes on to become Rosa Spivak, concert star, and Leibel becomes Leo Rafalesko, theatrical sensation. Kept apart by their own successes and by the managers who exploit their talent, they tour the world until their wanderings bring them both to New York. An engrossing romance, a great New York story, and an anthem for the theater, Wandering Stars is a long-lost literary classic, rediscovered here in a vibrant new translation.
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Spanning ten years and two continents, and set in the colorful world of the Yiddish theater at the close of the nineteenth century, Wandering Stars is an epic love story by the creator of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof. When a traveling Yiddish acting company arrives in the Russian shtetl of Holeneshti, Reizel, daughter of a poor cantor, and Leibel, son of a rich man, fall under its spell. Together they run away to become entertainers themselves, and then tour separately around Europe, ultimately reuniting in New York. Suffused with the whimsy and wistfulness that are the hallmarks of the Yiddish humorist Sholem Aleichem, Wandering Stars is an engrossing romance, a great New York story, and an anthem for the magic of the theater.
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9780143117452
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auth_author2 Shevrin, Aliza.
author Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916.
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Vengeance! --A night of hidden magic --Stars do not fall-- they wander --A good week --The temptation of money --Welcome, Shimen-Dovid the teamster --Shimen-Dovid the teamster takes charge --Sholom-Meyer Murovchik gives a speech --Needless fears --Questions! Questions! Questions! --Holeneshti doesn't sleep --Witnesses and more witnesses --Like oil on water --In pursuit of the runaways --The search party in hot pursuit --They are on the track --The birds change their plumage --Holtzman-Rafalesco --"Change your place-- change your luck" --In Galitzia --Henrietta Schwalb --Chaim-Itzik Schwalb --The leading lady has many admirers --Backstage politics --Breyndele Kozak --Dr. Levyus-Levyusn --Some ride in style and some go on foot --He drinks to the wandering stars --At cards --Let others be beautiful --He feels like singing --Diplomats --Holtzman makes still another deal --Breyndele Kozak's romances --They pay a visit --The Lemberg patron --The final guest performance in Lemberg --The Schwalbs' life story --The first visit to the great Sonnenthal --Dashed hopes --He is out of his mind --Still the dreamer --Both laugh --A "person of education" --Which cat gets to like the plate --Holtzman has guests --Poor Breyndele Kozak --He teaches his guests proper behavior --Tertle-Mertle --A telegram from London --In the cellar --Who is that person? --His mother is dead --News from Holeneshti --The dissolution of Rafalesco's house --They pack for the journey., Blonzende shṭeren., DLCengDLCBTCTAYDXCPXMMTTUVP@BDXOCLCFS1COCLCQOCLOCLCA, F SHOLE, MISSING REPORT 1 = 11-01-2017-1- -11-01-2014 16:28, New York (N.Y.), New York :Penguin Books,2010., Originally published: New York : Viking, 2009., Shevrin, Aliza., Sholem Aleichem,1859-1916., Spanning ten years and two continents, and set in the colorful world of the Yiddish theater at the close of the nineteenth century, Wandering Stars is an epic love story by the creator of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof. When a traveling Yiddish acting company arrives in the Russian shtetl of Holeneshti, Reizel, daughter of a poor cantor, and Leibel, son of a rich man, fall under its spell. Together they run away to become entertainers themselves, and then tour separately around Europe, ultimately reuniting in New York. 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America! --The calm sea --The Lomzher cantor in trouble --God bless this country --A time of trumpets and the sound of the Shofar --Moishe --The cooperative crumbles --The star from Buenos Aires --The Lomzher nightingale --A strange biography --In the Kibitzarni --Bluff and humbug --A little about our heroine --From Rosa Spivak to Marcella Embrich --From Meyer Stelmach to his good friend --From Sholom-Meyer Murovchik to Rosa Spivak --From Rosa Spivak to Marcella Embrich --From Meyer Stelmach to his good friend --From Sholom-Meyer Murovchik to his friend Albert Shchupak --From Albert Shchupak to Sholom-Meyer Murovchik --From Leah the cantor's wife to her daughter, Rosa Spivak --From Meyer Stelmach to his good friend --Introspection --Our hero is lost in a void --Mephistopheles in a dress --Breyndele Kozak-- a matchmaker --Leah the cantor's wife in New York --Mazel Tov! --A happy day --A return visit --At the Lomzher cantor's for a glass of tea --A mixed group --Nissel Schwalb, toastmaster --Mr. Klammer's speech --The broken platter --In the nickel theater --Rafalesco creates a role --Between acts --What took place in loge three? --The theater goes wild --Mr. Nickel also gives a speech --Another meeting --Still another problem --Sholom-Meyer Murovchik-- a good friend --A good-hearted person --Rafalesco's disastrous failure --Murovchik backstage --Another scheme falls through --Rafalesco again a penitent --The letter --Again Breyndele Kozak --The conversation --Sholom's restaurant --Underground --Ay, Americhka --Amonth the cages., Wandering stars /Sholem Aleichem ; translated from the Yiddish by Aliza Shevrin ; foreword by Tony Kushner ; afterword by Dan Miron., Z0VIA, caf11-14-17ma-, eng, n-us-ny, texttxt, unmediatedn, volumenc, xxii, 457 pages ;22 cm.
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subject_facet Actors -- United States -- 19th century -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- 19th century -- Fiction, Theater, Yiddish -- 19th century -- Fiction
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title_short Wandering stars