Yiddish Book Center, Talk
June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Women in Exile: What Yenta Mash Can Tell Us, with Ellen Cassedy
Yenta Mash (1922–2013) was an extraordinary writer whose own life story of exile and regime change deeply informed her work. Her characters—sturdy, resilient people with a sly sense of humor—make their way from Eastern Europe shtetls to the prison camps in Siberia, to the postwar Soviet years, to the land of Israel. Ellen Cassedy, translator of the collection “On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash,” talks about the author’s life, her luminous short stories, and the joys and challenges of translation. This live event will be presented via Zoom. Space is limited—registration is required.