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Bronx Bohemians, with David Mazower

David Mazower

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Bronx Bohemians, with David Mazower

Featuring: David Mazower

An illustrated presentation about the cosmopolitan literary salon of Yiddish poet Bertha Kling. From the 1900s to the 1950s, the Klings' apartment in the Bronx was a gathering place for Yiddish writers, musicians, and actors, somewhere to hear the latest Yiddish modernist poetry, literary gossip, and news from Paris, Warsaw, or Hollywood. David Mazower—the Yiddish Book Center's bibliographer and editorial director—draws on rare family archives to explore this unique group of Bronx bohemians, whose ranks included writers Mani Leib, Moyshe Nadir, Malka Lee, Peretz Hirshbein, and Esther Shumiatsher, musicians Lazar Weiner and Joseph and Lara Cherniavsky, puppeteer Zuni Maud, Sholem Asch, and the Sholem Aleichem family.
You can view the video that’s mentioned in David's presentation on the Hinde Zaretsky blog post—just click the link and scroll down the page to get to the interview at the bottom.

This event took place on June 25, 2020. It was presented online by the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.

This recording was digitized and added to the library in September 2022.

This recording is in English

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