A Jewish Refugee in New York by Kadya Molodovsky. Translated by Anita Norich / Indiana University Press / 978-0253040763 / 2019 / 172 pages. In some ways, the narrator of Kadya Molodovsky’s A Jewish Refugee in New York—which was serialized in Yiddish in 1941 and recently translated into English by Anita Norich—seems like a typical and entirely relatable protagonist of a … [Read more...]
About Jessica Kirzane
Jessica Kirzane is the lecturer in Yiddish at the University of Chicago and the editor-in-chief of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Literature (ingeveb.org). Her translations have appeared in In geveb, Pakn Treger, Jewish Currents, Your Impossible Voice, Columbia Journal, and elsewhere. She is the translator of Diary of a Lonely Girl, or the Battle against Free Love by Miriam Karpilove (Syracuse UP, Nov. 2019). You can find her at jessicakirzane.com and on Twitter at @jessicakirzane.