This Thursday: Journeys of a Jewish Intellectual — The Case of I.L. Peretz
Thursday, February 14, 2019
4pm to 6pm
University of Maryland
1121 Susquehanna Hall (SQH)
4200 Lehigh Road
College Park, MD 20742
Adi Mahalel's book attends to the works of I. L. Peretz, locating them within the rise of modern Jewish culture and politics. Peretz's stories, essays, poetry, and correspondence are engagingly discussed in their broader contexts, as well in their finer artistic and ideological nuances.
By offering close readings of Peretz's work, in Yiddish and Hebrew, and by examining the ways he revolutionized the means of artistic production, the book recasts the way political activism is understood.