S. An-ski (Shloyme Rappoport).

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Lot 265

S. An-ski (Shloyme Rappoport).

Di Yidische Folksshafung, Seperater Opdruk fun dem Pedagogishn Choydesh-Journal “Di Naye Shul,” Farlag fun der Yiddisher Tzentraler Shul-Organizatzye [“The Jewish Folk Creation, Second Printing of the Educational Monthly Journal “The New School,” Printed by the Yiddish Central School Organization.”] pp. 38. Browned. Marbled boards. 4to. Not listed in Worldcat.

Vilna: B. Zionsohn 1921

Est: $60 - $90
Following World War I, Yiddish Nationalists increasingly focused their attention on the establishment of Yiddish educational institutions, which would be a sign of the “maturity” of Yiddish culture. To this end, the Central Yiddish School Organization was founded in 1921 and began publishing an education journal, “The New School,” shortly thereafter (see C.E. Kuznitz, YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture (2014) p. 28). Shloyme Rappoport (1863-1920), who wrote under the nom-de-guerre of S. An-ski, was a Russian and Yiddish writer, ethnographer, and revolutionary activist. Most well-known for his play The Dybbuk, his valuable folkloristic research included an extensive ethnographic expedition to the Pale of Settlement wherein he and his team collected thousands of artifacts representing Jewish folk culture, including valuable recordings of songs and oral stories (much of it now housed in the State Ethnographic Museum, St. Petersburg).