Chava Rosenfarb: The Yiddish Woman Writer in the Post-Holocaust World

  • Goldie Morgentaler

Abstract

Chava Rosenfarb has been considered one of the great Yiddish writers of her generation. But because she has written primarily in Yiddish, her name and work are hardly known to English-speaking readers, despite the fact that she has lived in Canada for over 50 years. This essay gives an overview of Rosenfarb’s life and career, suggesting that it is as a Yiddish writer rather than as a woman that Rosenfarb has felt most discriminated against.
Published
2003-01-01
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Articles