Miriam Karpilove

Miriam Karpilove (1888-1956) was a Yiddish novelist and short story author. Her parodies, dramas, poetry, stories and novels appeared in a wide variety of newspapers including Idisher kempfer, Der groyser kibitser, Kundes, Varhayt, Tsukunft, Fraye arbeter shtime, Tog, and Forverts.  Her book-length works include In di shturem teg [In the tumultuous days] (1909), Yudis [Judith], (1911), Tage-bukh fun a elende meydl [Diary of a Lonely Girl] (1918); Brokhe, a kleyn shtedteldige [Brokhe, a small-town girl] (1923), and A provints-tsaytung [A Provincial Newspaper] (1926), as well as numerous novels that appeared in the daily New York press.  Born in Minsk, Karpilove emigrated to the United States in 1905 and was based in New York and Bridgeport, CT for the majority of her career.

Judith: A Tale of Love & Woe

Miriam Karpilove

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