The Resource The Yid

The Yid

Label
The Yid
Title
The Yid
Statement of responsibility
Paul Goldberg
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Language
eng
Summary
A DEBUT NOVEL OF DARING ORIGINALITY, THE YID GUARANTEES THAT YOU WILL NEVER THINK OF STALINIST RUSSIA, SHAKESPEARE, THEATER, YIDDISH, OR HISTORY THE SAME WAY AGAINMoscow, February 1953. A week before Stalin's death, his final pogrom, "one that would forever rid the Motherland of the vermin," is in full swing. Three government goons arrive in the middle of the night to arrest Solomon Shimonovich Levinson, an actor from the defunct State Jewish Theater. But Levinson, though an old man, is a veteran of past wars, and his shocking response to the intruders sets in motion a series of events both zany and deadly as he proceeds to assemble a ragtag group to help him enact a mad-brilliant plot: the assassination of a tyrant.While the setting is Soviet Russia, the backdrop is Shakespeare: A mad king has a diabolical plan to exterminate and deport his country's remaining Jews. Levinson's cast of unlikely heroes includes Aleksandr Kogan, a machine-gunner in Levinson's Red Army band who has since become one of Moscow's premier surgeons; Frederick Lewis, an African American who came to the USSR to build smelters and stayed to work as an engineer, learning Russian, Esperanto, and Yiddish; and Kima Petrova, an enigmatic young woman with a score to settle. And wandering through the narrative, like a crazy Soviet Ragtime, are such historical figures as Paul Robeson, Solomon Mikhoels, and Marc Chagall.As hilarious as it is moving, as intellectual as it is violent, Paul Goldberg's THE YID is a tragicomic masterpiece of historical fiction
Summary
A State Jewish Theater actor and war veteran's astonishing response to Moscow pogrom goons invading his home triggers a zany and deadly series of events as he assembles a ragtag team to help him try to assassinate Stalin
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Character
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10466869
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Goldberg, Paul
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Yid
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:37a658f3-069e-4645-a740-ede4cc42f9a0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250079046
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Yid
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:37a658f3-069e-4645-a740-ede4cc42f9a0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250079046
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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