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Author photo. Image from <b><i>In Ameriḳa Moṭl Peysi dem ḥazn's un andere mayśes̀</i></b> (1918) by Sholem Aleichem

Image from In Ameriḳa Moṭl Peysi dem ḥazn's un andere mayśes̀ (1918) by Sholem Aleichem

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Sholom Aleichem (Hebrew greeting meaning "Peace be unto you!") was born near Pereyaslav, Ukraine, and settled in the United States two years before his death. The most popular and beloved of all Yiddish writers, he wrote with humor and tenderness about the Yiddish-speaking Jews of Eastern Europe and won the title "the Jewish Mark Twain". One of his creations, Tevye the Dairyman, has become world famous, thanks to the highly successful Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, which is based on Sholom Aleichem's Tevye stories. Although he also wrote plays and novels, it is for his short stories and his humorous monologues that Sholom Aleichem is best remembered. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Tevye's Daughters 262 copies, 4 reviews
The old country 201 copies, 1 review
Hanukah Money 198 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of Sholom Aleichem 180 copies, 2 reviews
Tevye the Milkman 167 copies, 4 reviews
Wandering Stars 153 copies, 2 reviews
The adventures of Menahem-Mendl 103 copies, 2 reviews
Inside Kasrilevke (Author) 87 copies, 1 review
Stories and Satires 80 copies, 1 review
Some Laughter, Some Tears 73 copies, 1 review
Marienbad 70 copies, 1 review
In the Storm 58 copies
The Tevye Stories and Others 56 copies, 1 review
Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance 55 copies, 2 reviews
Song of Songs 50 copies
The Nightingale 38 copies
Jewish Children (Author) 25 copies, 2 reviews
The Bloody Hoax 17 copies
Spekulanten 12 copies
A Wedding Without Musicians: Stories (Author; Author) 7 copies
Le dixième homme 3 copies, 1 review
המבול 3 copies
Apysakos 2 copies
Geklibene dertseylungen (Author) 2 copies
Monólogos 1 copy
Motel 1 copy
Cuentos y monólogos 1 copy, 1 review
Ketavim 1 copy
שלום-עליכם אין בילד (Associated Name) 1 copy
מלה כנגד מלה 1 copy, 1 review
בחול ובמועד 1 copy, 1 review
דפים שכוחים 1 copy, 1 review
האדל 1 copy
גענדז 1 copy
Buon anno! 1 copy
De gast 1 copy
Bandits 1 copy
The Guest 1 copy
Chava 1 copy
The Pot 1 copy
Humoresken 1 copy
גענז 1 copy
קוואס 1 copy
Fiddler on the Roof [play] (based on his short stories) 566 copies, 19 reviews
Fiddler on the Roof [1971 film] (Stories) 562 copies, 10 reviews
A Treasury of Yiddish Stories (Contributor) 296 copies
A World of Great Stories (Contributor) 239 copies, 4 reviews
Great Jewish Short Stories (Author, some editions) 223 copies, 1 review
The Shtetl (Contributor) 143 copies
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (Contributor) 119 copies, 2 reviews
When the Chickens Went on Strike (some editions) 114 copies, 5 reviews
My father, Sholom Aleichem (Associated Name) 72 copies
Fiddler on the Roof: Original 1964 Broadway Cast Recording (Original stories) 59 copies, 1 review
A History of Yiddish Literature (Associated Name) 34 copies, 1 review
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Sholem Aleichem's pseudonym, meaning "peace be with you," is a common greeting in Yiddish and Hebrew. He's often referred to as the "Jewish Mark Twain" because of the two authors' similar writing styles (and their use of pen names). When Mark Twain heard of this, he reportedly said, "Please tell him that I am the American Sholem Aleichem." Sholem Aleichem and his wife had six children; the American writer Bel Kaufman is their granddaughter.
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