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Daniel Kennedy: Translating Hersh Dovid Nomberg's Warsaw Stories

The Shmooze caught up with literary translator Daniel Kennedy at his home in France to chat about the recently published Warsaw Stories, a collection of short stories by the Yiddish writer Hersh Dovid Nomberg, newly translated by Kennedy. Nomberg's stories explore modern Jewish life in the growing cosmopolitan city of Warsaw: young intellectuals in pursuit of truth, beauty, and love; working class fathers tempted by schemes for easy money; teenagers divided between their traditional religious upbringings and the world of secular culture and political revolution.

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