Wandering stars

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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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display_description 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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subject_facet Actors -- United States -- 19th century -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- 19th century -- Fiction, Theater, Yiddish -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_display Wandering stars
title_full Wandering stars / Sholem Aleichem ; translated from the Yiddish by Aliza Shevrin ; foreword by Tony Kushner ; afterword by Dan Miron
title_short Wandering stars