Magical realism

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
May 4, 2017 11:02

Yiddish author Boris Sandler’s collection of novellas is translated into English.

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Author Boris Sandler

Author Boris Sandler ‘is skeptical of utopian projects that promise happiness by means of unburdening us from the past.’. (photo credit: PIXABAY)

Boris Sandler is a preeminent writer of Yiddish-language fiction.

Born in 1950 in the shtetl town of Belts in the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, Sandler grew up using Yiddish as his daily form of communication. A violinist with the Moldova State Symphony, he also honed his literary craft, publishing stories in the journal Soviet Homeland.

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