Asch, Sholem


Asch, Sholem
(1880-1957)
   Polish Yiddish author. He lived in the US, France and Israel. In short stories, novels and plays he depicted shtetl life in eastern Europe, as well as the American Jewish experience. His later novels deal with the Jewish-Christian idea of messianic redemption. His writings include Motke the Thief, Kiddush ha-Shem, Three Cities, Salvation, East River, Moses, The Prophet, Mary, The Nazarene and The Apostle.

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  • ASCH, SHOLEM — (1880–1957), Yiddish novelist and dramatist. Born in Kutno, Poland, to parents from scholarly Orthodox families, he was educated in traditional Jewish schools until the age of 17. He began to learn German with the aid of Moses Mendelssohn s… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Asch,Sholem — Asch (ăsh), Sholem or Shalom 1880 1957. Polish born American Yiddish writer who sought to reconcile Judaism and Christianity in his controversial novels, such as The Nazarene (1939). * * * …   Universalium

  • Asch, Sholem — born Nov. 1, 1880, Kutno, Pol., Russian Empire died July 10, 1957, London, Eng. Polish born U.S. novelist and playwright. Much of his writing concerns the experience of Jews in eastern European villages or as immigrants in the U.S. (to which he… …   Universalium

  • Asch, Sholem — (1880–1957)    Yiddish novelist. Born in Kutno, Poland, Asch was the first Yiddish writer of international reputation. In achieving this he liberated Yiddish literature from its narrow confines and made it part of general Western culture.    The… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Asch, Sholem — (1 nov. 1880, Kutno, Polonia, Imperio ruso–10 jul. 1957, Londres, Inglaterra). Novelista y dramaturgo estadounidense nacido en Polonia. La mayoría de sus escritos tratan sobre la experiencia de los judíos en los pueblos de la Europa oriental o… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Asch, Sholem —  (1880–1957) Polish born American novelist …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Sholem Asch — (en yiddish שלום אש) ou Shalom Asch (1880 1957) est un écrivain et journaliste yiddish, né en Pologne dans une famille juive traditionnelle. Il s’affranchit de la tradition et voyage dans le monde, devenant l’un des plus grands écrivains yiddish …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sholem Asch — born Szulim Asz ( yi. שלום אש), also written Shalom Asch(1 November, 1880, Kutno July 10, 1957, London) was a Polish born American novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language.Asch was born in Kutno, Poland, of Jewish heritage. He… …   Wikipedia

  • Sholem — (as used in expressions) Asch Sholem Sholem Aleichem Sholem Yakov Rabinowitz Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh * * * …   Universalium

  • Sholem — (as used in expressions) Asch, Sholem Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh Sholem Aleichem Sholem Yakov Rabinowitz …   Enciclopedia Universal


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