New PDF release: City of Rogues and Schnorrers: Russia's Jews and the Myth of

New PDF release: City of Rogues and Schnorrers: Russia's Jews and the Myth of

By Jarrod Tanny

Old Odessa, at the Black Sea, received notoriety as a mythical urban of Jewish gangsters and swindlers, a frontier boomtown mythologized for the adventurers, criminals, and merrymakers who flocked there to hunt effortless wealth and lead lives of debauchery and extra. Odessa can be famed for the logo of Jewish humor introduced there within the nineteenth century from the shtetls of japanese Europe and that flourished all through Soviet instances. From a large old point of view, Jarrod Tanny examines the hybrid Judeo-Russian tradition that emerged in Odessa within the nineteenth century and endured during the Soviet period and past. The booklet exhibits how the artwork of eminent Soviet-era figures equivalent to Isaac Babel, Il'ia Ilf, Evgenii Petrov, and Leonid Utesov grew out of the Odessa Russian-Jewish tradition into which they have been born and which formed their lives.

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