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The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish$
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Dov-Ber Kerler

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198151661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.001.0001

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The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Dov-Ber Kerler

Oxford University Press

It is said that there is no pure form of early modern Yiddish literature. All of these have fragments, if not a substantial amount of Old Yiddish. This is however not to say that they are just a continuation of the Old Yiddish literature, not an original. These earlier texts paved the way for later modern forms, most prominent in the nineteenth century. It was this time that was termed the true beginning of the age of modern literature. The fast-paced changes in cultural and social aspects of the state have set a background for reform, not only in government, but in literature as well. Religious movements had their share in this transformation, their distinct rules and customs adding influence and impact.

Keywords:   beginning, changes, influence, religion

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