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A Voice Still HeardSelected Essays of Irving Howe$
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Irving Howe and Nina Howe

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300203660

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300203660.001.0001

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Introduction: The Best of Sholom Aleichem, with Ruth Wisse {1979}

Introduction: The Best of Sholom Aleichem, with Ruth Wisse {1979}

(p.213) Introduction: The Best of Sholom Aleichem, with Ruth Wisse {1979}
A Voice Still Heard

Irving Howe

Yale University Press

This chapter presents the letters written by Irving Howe and Ruth Wisse to each other in 1979 in which they talked about Sholom Aleichem, particularly how he embodies the essential cultural values of Eastern European Jews. Howe wrote the introduction to the book The Best of Sholom Aleichem. In their correspondence, Howe and Wisse bring to light a number of the important themes of Yiddish literature.

Keywords:   letters, Irving Howe, The Best of Sholom Aleichem, Ruth Wisse, Yiddish literature, Sholom Aleichem, Eastern European Jews

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