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Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of Yiddish New York (1970)

by Abraham Cahan

Other authors: Bernard G. Richards (Introduction)

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Yekl (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film Hester Street was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a New York East Side immigrant as its hero. Reviewing it, William Dean Howells hailed Cahan as "a new star of realism."

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I liked the writing in these stories, and the way Kahan was able to present different aspects of her characters. I cared for and about them, and learned quite a bit about the very early life of the Jews both on the Lower East Side and in the old country. ( )
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Yekl (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film Hester Street was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a New York East Side immigrant as its hero. Reviewing it, William Dean Howells hailed Cahan as "a new star of realism."

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