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Leviant, Curt

Overview
Works: 58 works in 219 publications in 7 languages and 11,258 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Short stories  Biography  Psychological fiction  Legends  Romances  Arthurian romances  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Annotator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PJ5129.R2, 839.0933
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Most widely held works by Curt Leviant
More stories from my father's court by Isaac Bashevis Singer( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful sequel to a cherished autobiographical collection by the Nobel Laureate In My Father's Court is one of Isaac Bashevis Singer's most affecting autobiographical works. The stories in it, published serially in the Jewish Daily Forward, depict the beth din in his father's home on Krochmalna Street in Warsaw. A unique institution, the beth din was a combined court of law, synagogue, scholarly institution, and psychologist's office where people sought out the advice and counsel of a neighborhood rabbi. The thirty-one stories gathered here, none previously published in English, show this world as it appeared to a young boy: In "A Guest in the Prayerhouse," a man who has converted to Judaism embarrasses the community with his extreme piety; in "She Will Surely Be Ashamed," a couple come for a divorce after forty years of marriage even though they are still in love; in the extraordinary "He Begs Forgiveness," a jeweler apologizes to his former fiancee for abandoning her twelve years before, igniting the imagination of the young Singer, who dreams of writing stories about dark, eternal love. From the earthy to the ethereal, these stories provide an intimate and powerful evocation of a world
From the fair : the autobiography of Sholom Aleichem by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 867 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 )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six tales, dealing with people of the Old World who inhabited the Jewish Pale or Settlement in Old Russia
Stories and satires by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in English and held by 678 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
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 Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some laughter, some tears; tales from the old world and the new by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 649 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 )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life, my theater by Ida Kaminska( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golem and the wondrous deeds of the Maharal of Prague by Yehudah Yudl Rozenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 342 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
The heart-stirring sermon and other stories by Abraham Reisen( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastern Europe. He writes about poor and struggling Jews with insight, compassion and humor, about their spiritual values, social justice and sense of community. His hundreds of short fictions dealing with life in the shtetl create an unforgettable portrait of Jews in Eastern Europe, and the 27 stories presented here are among his best. In the title story a young traveling preacher inadvertently makes a sensation in a town notorious for its harsh criticism of sermons
The man who thought he was Messiah : a novel by Curt Leviant( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantastical fable of Reb Nachman of Bratslav, his temptation, love, and worldwide adventures in realms known and unknown
Diary of an adulterous woman : a novel : including an ABC directory that offers alphabetical tidbits and suprises by Curt Leviant( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 289 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
Ladies and gentlemen, the original music of the Hebrew alphabet, and : Weekend in Mustara : two novellas by Curt Leviant( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of songs by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 232 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 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 127 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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of Yiddish by Curt Leviant( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 70 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 natrratives plague Gafni: his etended, obsessive search in Poland for the man who mudered his farther in the notorious Kielce program, 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
Masterpieces of Hebrew literature : selections from 2000 years of Jewish creativity by Curt Leviant( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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More stories from my father's court
Alternative Names
Curt Leviant American academic and writer

Curt Leviant vertaler uit Oostenrijk

קורט לביאנט

Languages
English (133)

French (8)

Italian (6)

Hebrew (4)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)

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Old 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 golem and the wondrous deeds of the Maharal of PragueThe heart-stirring sermon and other storiesThe man who thought he was Messiah : a novelDiary of an adulterous woman : a novel : including an ABC directory that offers alphabetical tidbits and suprises