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And So Is the Bus : Jerusalem Stories (Paperback) (Yossel Birstein)

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Poetry. Jewish Studies. Young Adult. Translated from the Hebrew by Margaret Birstein, Hana Inbar and Robert Manaster. Each of the twenty- one stories in AND SO IS THE BUS is an evocative "reporting" of Yossel Birstein's encounters with the daily riders of Jerusalem's many bus lines—housewives, Chasids, beautiful women, a blind man, a shoemaker, an angry daughter, bus drivers, and more. These scrupulous translations give us a feel for the tone of Birstein's Yiddishized Hebrew—a tone that in savoring personalities and conversations is empathically attuned to his chance meetings from one day to the next. "The world is moving on," says a character inStolen Glance. "And after a short pause adds: 'And so is the bus.'""Yossel Birstein is a born flaneur. He is to Jerusalem as Baudelaire is to Paris, Dickens to London, Joseph Mitchell to New York."—Vivian Gornick
Number of Pages: 148
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Jewish
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Yossel Birstein
Language: English
Street Date: February 16, 2016
TCIN: 50780929
UPC: 9781928755234
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-2052
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