From Kabbalah to Class Struggle

From Kabbalah to Class Struggle

Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

eBook - 2011
Rate this:
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.
ISBN: 9780804777254
9780804770071
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 392 p.) : ill., ports.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at KCLibrary

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top