The People of the Book inthe World of Books isaRussian bimonthly publication for serious readers with Jewish interests. Our English website includes only thesummaries of thepublished articles. Toaccess the complete text of them, please visit the Russian version of this website.


October 2000

This issue of the magazine includes:

• Interview: David Goberman

The magazine presents David Goberman, famous St. Petersburg art scholar, whose new photographic album Forgotten Stones about Jewish cemeteries of Moldova was just published in St. Petersburg in Russian and English.

• Problem: Isaac Bashevis Singer as a Mirror of Jewish Cultural Revolution in Russia

Many books of Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer have been published in Israel and Russia during the last 25 years. The author of the article strongly criticizes the quality of most of the Russian translations in these books. In the author's opinion it reflects the general situation with Jewish culture in the former Soviet Union. Despite the lifting of the old Soviet ideological taboo on Jewish culture the subject is still absolutely unknown and unintelligible for Russian (including Russian-Jewish) intellectual elite.

• Looking through Russian Literary Magazines: Novels and Articles of Jewish Interest

• Synopses: Five New Books

New section of the magazine presents brief reviews on five books recently published in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Kishinev, and Bishkek.

• Jewish Calendar of Significant Dates: November–December 2000

• Bibliography: 50 New Books