Want to be notified when new episodes are available?
Subscribe through RSS, our newsletter, iTunes, and YouTube.
Yiddish Classics by the Creator of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof
In this episode of Penguin Classics On Air, Elda Rotor introduces Penguin Classics editor John Siciliano and his interview with Aliza Shevrin…
In this episode of Penguin Classics On Air, Elda Rotor introduces Penguin Classics editor John Siciliano and his interview with Aliza Shevrin, translator of Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son, as well as Wandering Stars, about the life and works of Sholem Aleichem, the difference between Fiddler on the Roof and Tevye the Dairyman, Yiddish humor, life, and culture from Russia to the Lower East Side, and what to do with five (or is it three? Or seven?) daughters. Alan Walker, head of academic marketing, recommends Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath by Sigrid Undset on "Reading the Classics from A to Z." And Stephen Morrison, associate publisher and editor in chief of Penguin Books, offers up the opening to Sholem Aleichem's Tevye the Dairyman in his segment, "First Pages."
Books featured in this episode:
Learn how Lu Xun's The Story of Ah-Q might be the most significant Penguin Classic ever published.
Keith Haring, a Radiant Classic
Embed this audio:
- Join The Business Beat as they investigate what makes people and companies go "WOW". Listen Now »
- Celebrate the end of summer and the start of school with Penguin Audio Book Break. Listen Now »
- The Literary Life is all about surprises. Hear about the unexpected treats Julie Klam received from working with rescue dogs and listen to Lewis Black sing a Christmas carol. Listen Now »
- Visit the Renaissance with A Cup of Poetry. Listen Now »