From Kabbalah to Class Struggle
Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir WienereBook - 2011
From Kabbalah to Class Struggle is an intellectual biography of Meir Wiener (1893-1941), an Austrian Jewish intellectual and a student of Jewish mysticism who emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1926 and reinvented himself as a Marxist scholar and Yiddish writer. His dramatic life story offers a fascinating glimpse into the complexities and controversies of Jewish intellectual and cultural history of pre-war Europe. Wiener made a remarkable career as a Yiddish scholar and writer in the Stalinist Soviet Union and left an unfinished novel about Jewish intellectual bohemia of Weimar Berlin. He was a brilliant intellectual, a controversial thinker, a committed communist, and a great Yiddish scholar--who personally knew Lenin and Rabbi Kook, corresponded with Martin Buber and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and argued with Gershom Scholem and Georg Luk#65533;cs. His intellectual biography brings Yiddish to the forefront of the intellectual discourse of interwar Europe.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2011.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 392 p.) : ill., ports.