Bridge of Light

Yiddish Film between Two Worlds

J. Hoberman

Bridge of Light

J. Hoberman

Distributed for Brandeis University Press

432 pages | 8 x 9 1/4
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781584658702 Published July 2010
Published to great acclaim in 1991, J. Hoberman’s Bridge of Light is now back in print with a new foreword and final chapter discussing recent research, rediscoveries, and restorations. Also includes the documentary The Yiddish Cinema (60 min., DVD), narrated by David Mamet.
Contents
Foreword to the Updated Edition • Acknowledgments • Acknowledgments to the Updated Edition • Author’s Note • Introduction: A Brivele der Mamen • Wandering Stars • Romance in the Ghetto • “The Face of the Earth Will Change” • Nineteen-Nineteen • Out of Galicia • Miracles on the Vistula • Yiddish Modernism and Jewish Luck • The Prince of Second Avenue • Making It in America • Once Upon a Time in the Ukraine • The Polish Forest • The Theater of the Future • Jews of Steel • The Faryidisht Film • Between Rusland and Daytshland • Shund • “We’re on Our Way” • The Greening of Yiddish Film • The Cantor’s Sons • On the Edge of the Abyss • Without a Home • Phantom Europe • Married to America • The Living Remnant • A Post-Yiddish Cinema • Backward into the Real Past, Forward into Endless Time • Appendixes: Joseph Burstyn’s Documentaries • Partial Yiddish Talkies • Recycled Yiddish Films • Glossary • Notes on Sources • Selected Bibliography • Photograph Credits • Index • The DVD documentary The Yiddish Cinema is at the end of the book
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