16-17 NOVEMBER 2024

The early writings of Yitskhok Bashevis are mostly unknown as most of them have never been translated into English. The more than forty pieces that Bashevis published in the Yiddish press in Warsaw 1923-1935 give a much more complete, in-depth picture of him as a writer and intellectual. Jan will show how the seeds for the themes and narratives of his later work were already visible in his early writings. Also, he will discuss how Jewish religious thinkers (in particular Hillel Zeitlin) influenced the young Bashevis in his artistic confrontation with the age-old quandary of ‘good and evil’.


Session holder

Jan Schwarz

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