Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957
Scholem Asch (1880-1957), Polish-born novelist, dramatist, and essayist
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 114
Overview: Collection consists of correspondence addressed to Asch, many letters carrying dictated drafts of his response on them. There are four typescripts of essays by Sholem Asch as well as five scripts for a Christmas pageant performed in Stamford, Conn., in 1943. Also present is De Forest's typescript memoir entitled, "My Hours with Sholem Asch."
Dates: 1941-1995, bulk 1941-1943
Sholem Asch papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 115
Overview: The papers contain most of Asch's major works as a novelist, including the controversial Der Man fun Notseres. The Writings series which is made up of Novels, Plays, Essays and Appeals and Other Writings, are written mostly in Yiddish, and includes reviews, playbills, programs, photographs of productions of plays. The correspondence is a selection of letters to Asch from many prominent Jewish writers and organizations. There is a series of letters from Stefan Zweig, as well as a large amount of...
Dates: 1923-1949, bulk 1926-1949
Paul Novick papers relating to Sholem Asch
Call Number: GEN MSS 117
Overview: Collection consists of correspondence, writings, articles and notes by and about Sholem Asch gathered by Paul Novick, editor of the only paper willing to publish him at the height of the controversy over his trilogy, Der Man fun Notseres (The Nazarene, 1939), Der Sheliekh (The Apostle, 1943), and Meri (Mary, 1949). Jewish leaders accused Asch of teaching conversion to Christianity, a charge that Asch emphatically denied. Asch's writings reflect his concern for the Jews in Europe during and...