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Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957

 Person

Biography

Scholem Asch (1880-1957), Polish-born novelist, dramatist, and essayist

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Sholem Asch papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 115
Abstract: 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...
Dates: 1923-1949, bulk 1926-1949

Paul Novick papers relating to Sholem Asch

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 117
Abstract: 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...
Dates: 1943-1963