Title: Miriam's Tambourine: Jewish Folktales from ...
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Seth Press / Free Press
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Inscribed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition...
An attractive, fine copy in a near fine, price clipped and mylar protected DJ. 1st edition. Inscribed and signed by the author on the dedication page. Illustrated with color plates and B&W drawings. Tall 8vo., 393 pages. 0.0 0.0 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 19076
Synopsis: This is a collection of 50 tales drawn from nearly every age and every part of the world, reflecting the length of Jewish history and the diversity of the Judaic culture. Some of the characters and plots will be familiar from other folk-tales but these stories also include Jewish figures and themes such as Elijah the Prophet, Golem, rabbis, the mysteries of the cabbala, pogroms, the longed-for arrival of the Messiah and the return to Israel. The tales come from Palestine, Babylon, Persia, Eygpt, Morocco, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe, Italy, France, Spain, India, Afghanistan and many other lands. In addition, there is a section of annotation giving a brief history and analysis of each story, providing cultural background and an interpretation of biblical and mystical symbolism, a glossary of Jewish terms and a bibliography.
About the Author: Howard Schwartz is a Jewish folklorist and anthologist. He is author of Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairytales and The Captive Soul of the Messiah: New Tales of Rabbi Nachman and editor of several celebrated anthologies of Jewish poetry and literature.
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