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.


June 2008

This issue of the magazine includes:

• Names: Shike Driz (1908–1971)

The magazine publishes the final segment of an article dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Soviet Yiddish poet Shike Driz (1908–1971). The article analyzes his literary heritage, paying special attention to the problems of translating Driz’s poetry into Russian.

Synopses: New Books from Russia’s Publishers

One brief review in this section of the magazine presents a two-volume collection of documents, memoirs, and other research materials dedicated to the life and works of German-Jewish poet Paul Celan, who is considered by many to be one of the major European poets of the post-World War II era. The collection was recently published in Moscow and has become an important supplement to the comprehensive selection of Celan’s poems in Russian translation which was issued earlier by the same publishers. Another review analyzes the accomplishments and limitations of The History of Jews in Russia, a textbook that was prepared by a group of Russian and Israeli historians as a manual “for the students of Jewish studies departments at the universities of the C.I.S. and Baltic countries.”

Jewish Calendar of Significant Dates: July–August 2008

Bibliography: 55 New Books