Skip to navigation

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Support YIVO
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research » Video Archives » 2012 Programs » Feb 9 2012

Search YIVO

2014 Programs

2013 Programs

2012 Programs

2012 Jews and the Left Conference

2011 Programs

2010 Programs

2009 Programs

2008 Programs

2007 Programs

2006 Programs

2005 Programs

YIVO on Facebook
YIVO on Twitter

Newsletter Sign-up

Belarus in Berlin/Berlin in Belarus: Moyshe Kulbak’s Raysn and Meshiekh ben-Efrayim
Feb 9 2012


PODBRODZ MEMORIAL LECTURE • MAX WEINREICH CENTER

Marc Caplan, Zelda & Myer Tandetnik Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture, Johns Hopkins University

The two major works that Moyshe Kulbak completed while living in Berlin in the early 1920s count as significant achievements in Yiddish modernism, each poised between nostalgia and apocalypse. In each instance, the author’s location in Berlin obligated him to represent his Belorussian homeland through a variety of distorted, experimental, and innovative perspectives.



Belarus in Berlin/Berlin in Belarus Audio