Prostitutes, Criminals, and the Walking Dead:  Sholem Asch’s Underworld Trilogy in Translation
Taught by Caraid O’Brien

Tuesdays April 18 through May 16
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Registration Closes April 11
Makeup Class (if necessary) May 23

Sholem Asch is one of the greatest and best-known Yiddish dramatists and Caraid O’Brien is one of the foremost contemporary interpreters and translators of his work. In this class, you will dive into her rousing translations of three of Asch’s seminal works, God of VengeanceMotke Thief, and The Dead Man, being published this spring by the Yiddish Book Center’s White Goat Press as The Underworld Trilogy. In addition to learning about Asch and his place on the world stage, this class will investigate questions like: How does a translator anticipate the author’s intent? In what ways do translations change to meet our contemporary sensibilities? Born in Galway, Ireland, O’Brien is a noted Yiddishist, playwright, actor, and extraordinary creative mind. Do not miss this unique chance to study Asch’s stirring portrayals of the human condition through O’Brien’s translations.

Please note: Text purchases are required.