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The Resource Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel, Peter Manseau

Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel, Peter Manseau

Label
Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel
Title
Songs for the butcher's daughter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Manseau
Title variation
Songs for the butchers daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Manseau uses an alter ego to tell the story of fictional Yiddish poet Itsik Malpesh, born in the Moldovan city of Kishinev in 1903. Itsik's story is told through his Yiddish memoirs, which he helps a young American Catholic translate. Inspired by the image of Sasha, the brave butcher's daughter who was present at his birth, Itsik reaches America in young adulthood through haphazard luck, a taste for troublemaking and the inventiveness of a printer
Summary
Frustrated by a career that stalled before it began, a young American writer becomes an unlikely translator for a ninety-something Russian Yiddish poet who recorded his life story in a series of notebooks, a job that is complicated by the younger man's affair and entanglement in a cumbersome lie.
Award
  • National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2008.
  • Sophie Brody Medal, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
273183
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manseau, Peter
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews, Russian
  • Poets, Yiddish
  • Translators
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
Label
Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel, Peter Manseau
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781416538707
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007049787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn180755942
  • OCoLC
Label
Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel, Peter Manseau
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781416538707
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007049787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn180755942
  • OCoLC

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