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Faith Jones on Translating Shira Gorshman

This week The Shmooze visits with translator Faith Jones to talk about her recently released Meant to Be and Other Stories, by Shira Gorshman (White Goat Press). Shira Gorshman is most notable for her unflinching examination of women’s lives and her willingness to dwell on uncomfortable emotions. Faith shares how Gorshman’s stories follow the trajectory of 20th-century Jewish life in Eastern Europe, from the Lithuanian shtetl to the Russian Revolution, through the kibbutz and collective farms, to Central Asia during wartime, and back to mid-century Soviet life.

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