November 4, 2018

What have midwifery, satire, dolphin cognition and sneering got in common?

Find out in this exclusive interview. . .

July 4, 2018

Read an exclusive extract of Messiah in America over at In geveb: a Journal of Yiddish Studies

"We’ll get our own Messiah—and a better one than Menachem’s. Charlie, brother, we’re going to deliver a modern Messiah. A Kovner Zionist with a monocle. He’ll speak English. A Messiah that can ride a motorcycle. A Messiah that can dance, a modern Messiah, in every sens...

June 29, 2018

Mikhail Krutikov reviews Messiah in America for the Yiddish Forverts

"Shapiro's translation manages to capture the playful pungency of Nadir's characteristic style. That is quite an achievement . . . "

June 6, 2018

The first review of Messiah in America is in!

"A terrific new translation of Moyshe Nadir’s uproariously acidic take on Depression-era Jewish-American life"

Check out Rokhl Kafrissen's column in Tablet Magazine.

April 21, 2018

Spring, messieurs et mesdames, is a most admirable season. In spring the birds sing “tweet-tweet”; the streams sing “zhr-r-r”; and the trees sway this way and that, this way and that, with extraordinary energy—but the poor forest alas!, must stand on its feet all day, and keep growing and blossoming all the time—all the time. Terrible, isn’t it?—

Translated by J...

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