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That Is How It Is - Stories

Harvey Fink

That Is How It Is – another impressive translation by Harvey Fink – offers more than fifty short pieces by Moishe Nadir, almost entirely about America – “a land where people do not go for strolls, where no one drinks wine.” He wrote for the New York Yiddish press, in daily newspapers and popular humour magazines. Nadir’s stories will enter your consciousness with a gentle knock, seduce you with their eloquence and wry observations, and challenge you with a minefield of sardonic humor. “Nadir’s best stories acknowledge that a freer life might be practically preferable, but theologically barren; that there can be no ecstasy in a nation where ecstasies can be mass-produced; and that only kitsch can comfort when the communal is usurped by capitalism, and by democratic enfranchisement…” (Joshua Cohen, June 25, 2009, Tablet Magazine)

That Is How It Is – another impressive translation by Harvey Fink – offers more than fifty short pieces by Moishe Nadir, almost entirely about America – “a land where people do not go for strolls, where no one drinks wine.” He wrote for the New York Yiddish press, in daily newspapers and popular humour magazines. Nadir’s stories will enter your consciousness with a gentle knock, seduce you with their eloquence and wry observations, and challenge you with a minefield of sardonic humor. “Nadir’s best stories acknowledge that a freer life might be practically preferable, but theologically barren; that there can be no ecstasy in a nation where ecstasies can be mass-produced; and that only kitsch can comfort when the communal is usurped by capitalism, and by democratic enfranchisement…” (Joshua Cohen, June 25, 2009, Tablet Magazine)
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That Is How It Is – another impressive translation by Harvey Fink – offers more than fifty short pieces by Moishe Nadir, almost entirely about America – “a land where people do not go for strolls, where no one drinks wine.” He wrote for the New York Yiddish press, in daily newspapers and popular humour magazines. Nadir’s stories will enter your consciousness with a gentle knock, seduce you with their eloquence and wry observations, and challenge you with a minefield of sardonic humor. “Nadir’s best stories acknowledge that a freer life might be practically preferable, but theologically barren; that there can be no ecstasy in a nation where ecstasies can be mass-produced; and that only kitsch can comfort when the communal is usurped by capitalism, and by democratic enfranchisement…” (Joshua Cohen, June 25, 2009, Tablet Magazine)

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Skulski

Length:

7h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

22:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:42