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Leviant, Curt

Overview
Works: 64 works in 244 publications in 6 languages and 11,214 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Autobiographical fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Legends  Arthurian romances  Religious fiction  Romance fiction  Romances 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Annotator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PJ5129.R2, 839.0933
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Curt Leviant
The golem and the wondrous deeds of the Maharal of Prague by Yehudah Yudl Rozenberg( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of interrelated stories about a sixteenth-century Prague rabbi and the golem he created became an immediate best-seller upon its publication in 1909. So widely popular and influential was Yudl Rosenberg's book, it is no exaggeration to claim that the author transformed the centuries-old understanding of the creature of clay and single-handedly created the myth of the golem as protector of the Jewish people during times of persecution." "In addition to translating Rosenberg's classic golem story into English for the first time, Curt Leviant also offers an introduction in which he sets Rosenberg's writing in historical context and discusses the golem legend before and after Rosenberg's contributions. Generous annotations are provided for the curious reader." "The book is full of adventures, surprises, romance, suspense, mysticism, Jewish pride, and storytelling at its best. The Chief Rabbi of Prague, known as the Maharal, brings the golem Yossele to life to help the Jews fight false accusations of ritual murder - the infamous blood libel. More human, more capable, and more reliable as a protector than any golem imagined before, Rosenberg's golem irrevocably changed one of the most widely influential icons of Jewish folklore."--Jacket
Masterpieces of Hebrew literature : selections from 2000 years of Jewish creativity by Curt Leviant( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More stories from my father's court by Isaac Bashevis Singer( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the original Yiddish, this follow-up to Singer's acclaimed "In My Father's Court", which contains 28 stories, shows the world as it appeared to a young boy, depicting the "beth din" in his father's home in Warsaw, where people sought advice and counsel
From the fair : the autobiography of Sholom Aleichem by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of connected, autobiographical short stories Sholom Aleichem creates unforgettable characters. With warmth and gentle satire, he depicts a vanished world of Eastern European Jewry
Old country tales by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six tales, dealing with people of the Old World who inhabited the Jewish Pale or Settlement in Old Russia
Masterpieces of Hebrew literature : a treasury of 2000 years of Jewish creativity by Jehiel Orenstein( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories and satires by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A creator of stories and satires, novels and plays, monologues and children's tales, fantasies and sketches, Sholom Aleichem endeared himself to the public with his shrewd, loving, and accurate portrayals of the speech, manners, and foibles of the Eastern European Jew
Some laughter, some tears : tales from the old world and the new by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, sketches, monologues, and satire by the Yiddish humorist, showing adults and children in the act of being themselves in many situations--at school, at work, on holidays, and in railroad cars
The Yemenite girl : a novel by Curt Leviant( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Artus; a Hebrew Arthurian romance of 1279 [MS. Cod. Vat. Hebr. Urbino 48, ff. 75-77] by King Artus( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life, my theater by Ida Kaminska( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart-stirring sermon and other stories by Abraham Reisen( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume marks the first-ever collection in English by Avraham Reisen (1876-1953), the Yiddish short story master whose Chekhovian poignancy and scope have made him one of the twentieth century's most popular Yiddish writers. Like Sholom Aleichem, Reisen was a cultural hero to the Jewish people and a legend in his own time. With a wonderfully direct, humorous, unsentimental, and folkloric style he recreates scenes from a civilization now lost--that of the shtetl in
The man who thought he was Messiah : a novel by Curt Leviant( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantastical fable of Reb Nachman of Bratslav, his temptation, love, and worldwide adventures in realms known and unknown
Ladies and gentlemen, the original music of the Hebrew alphabet, and : Weekend in Mustara : two novellas by Curt Leviant( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Ladies and Gentlemen, the Original Music of the Hebrew Alphabet" is set in Budapest during the Communist era. The story focuses on a tenuous seesaw between Dr. Isaac Gantz, a musicologist, and engineer Ferdinand Friedman, a Holocaust survivor who believes that he possesses one of the greatest manuscripts of the ages, a Rosetta Stone of Judaica. Friedman is willing to share it - but there is a "but." In pursuing this prize, Gantz enters a world of strange human relationships filled with doubts and surprises. A vibrant cast of characters adds dimension to this story in which Jewish folklore, music, and history coalesce." ""Weekend in Mustara" unfolds on the fictional island of Mustara in southern Europe, a mountainous, totalitarian country that tolerates Judaism. Its few Jews cling to their heritage, embodied in their beautiful but sparsely attended synagogue and their museum, where a great memorial book is inscribed with the names of all Mustara Jews martyred during World War II. A scholar of medieval Hebrew manuscripts comes to the island, searching for traces of Yehuda Halevi, the great Hebrew poet of the Spanish Golden Age. He is soon enmeshed with elusive personalities and tangled loyalties but only when he finds himself displaced in time - in a kind of theater of the absurd - are the purposes of his journey finally realized."--BOOK JACKET
Diary of an adulterous woman : a novel : including an ABC directory that offers alphabetical tidbits and suprises by Curt Leviant( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two old friends reunite at their Jewish day school's reunion. Now in their early forties, Guido, a photographer, and Charlie, a psychologist, become interested in the same woman, the alluring Aviva, a cello teacher. Unbeknownst to Guido, Charlie takes Guido's mistress, Aviva, as his client. Aviva, meanwhile, knows nothing about the conneciton between the two men."--Jacket
The song of songs by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy's tender love for the daughter of his brother, a girl his age. Shimek's shyness is so acute he can only communicate his heart by noting the ways of nature and quoting from the biblical "Song of Songs." First English translation of an illustrated 1910 novel evoking the lost world of Eastern European Jewry
The Jewish book of fables : selected works by Eliezer Steinbarg( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partita in Venice : a novel by Curt Leviant( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Manning returns to Venice to keep a pact made with Zoe, 25 years earlier. While waiting for Zoe he falls in love with Happy, but ever so often her face becomes that of Zoe. What is going on?
Zix Zexy Ztories by Curt Leviant( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of Yiddish by Curt Leviant( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A serio-comic novel, King of Yiddish immerses the reader into the life of Shmulik Gafni, an Israeli professor of Yiddish. Two contrasting life narratives plague Gafni: his extended, obsessive search in Poland for the man who mudered his father in the notorious Kielce pogrom, and Gafni's infatuation with Malina, a beauteous non-Jewish Polish linguist in Jerusalem to study Yiddish. Guess who her private tutor is? Rumors fly. Will synchronicity also fly? "-- p.[4] of the cover
 
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More stories from my father's court
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Masterpieces of Hebrew literature : selections from 2000 years of Jewish creativityMore stories from my father's courtOld country talesStories and satiresThe Yemenite girl : a novelKing Artus; a Hebrew Arthurian romance of 1279 [MS. Cod. Vat. Hebr. Urbino 48, ff. 75-77]The heart-stirring sermon and other storiesThe man who thought he was Messiah : a novel
Alternative Names
Curt Leviant American academic and writer

Curt Leviant vertaler uit Oostenrijk

קורט לביאנט

Languages
English (148)

Hebrew (5)

French (2)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)