The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

Teaching, Delighting, and Doing the Right Thing: On Literature

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Ted Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia, echoing Philip Sidney's proclamation that the role of poetry is "to teach and to delight," shares his thoughts regarding the moral dimension that he feels is inherent to the proper study of literature.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Theodore (Ted) Steinberg.

This excerpt is in English.

Theodore (Ted) Steinberg was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1947.