Wandering soul : the Dybbuk's creator, S. An-Sky / Gabriella Safran.Material type: BookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010Description: 353 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0674055705 (alk. paper); 9780674055704 (alk. paper).Subject(s): An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 | Authors, Russian -- BiographyDDC classification: 839/.18309 | B
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Prologue -- A bad influence -- To the salt mines -- A revolutionary has no name -- A propagandist's education -- We swear to fight! -- The hero of deeds and the hero of words -- No common language -- The Dybbuk and the Golem -- A passion for bloodshed -- All flesh is grass -- Archives and abbreviations -- Notes.
In The Dybbuk, the mystical play at the center of modern Yiddish and Hebrew theater, the hero experiments with Kabbalah, dies, then rises from the dead to possess the woman he loves. The play's author was just as restless and rebellious. Shloyme-Zanvl Rappoport, known by his pen name, S. An-sky, was a Russian and Yiddish journalist, a revolutionary propagandist, and a pioneering ethnographer who lived with Russian miners and Hasidic Jews. Wandering Soul is the first biography of An-sky. Using all his writing in Russian and Yiddish, his drafts, and his revealing letters, Gabriella Safran explores his life, his work, and through him the rich world of the Russian Jews.