Yiddish in Nature: New Translations of Yiddish Literature, with Mindl Cohen

A Live, Online Event Recorded Via Zoom on August 5, 2021

Flamingos on wing, mountains in Crimea, and forest spirits may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Yiddish literature, but scenes of nature do in fact abound in Yiddish story, poem, and essay as long as we think to look for them. Join our academic director and translation editor Mindl Cohen for a peek inside the 2021 Pakn Treger Digital Translation Issue: Yiddish in Nature. The program will include readings by the translators of a selection of pieces included in the newly published issue and a discussion of the themes and topics that draw Yiddish writers to the natural world.

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