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The Clever Little Tailor: A Yiddish Book in Translation

Hosted By: YIVO

Solomon Simon (1895-1970), a writer, educator, and editor, is perhaps best remembered as a children’s author, particularly for his renditions in Yiddish and in English of the Chelm stories. His novel The Clever Little Tailor spins tales of a Jewish tailor who impresses kings, judges, thieves, and even giants with his sharp wit. Infused with Eastern European Jewish humor and folkways, the book is of interest to adults as well as children.

Simon originally published The Clever Little Tailor in Yiddish as a serial in the Kinder Zhurnal. Simon’s grandson, David R. Forman, has now translated the novel for the first time into English. This is of special interest to Yiddish learners of all ages as the novel is available as a bilingual English-Yiddish text.

Join translator Forman in conversation with literary scholar Miriam Udel, as they discuss The Clever Little Tailor, Solomon Simon’s life and thought, and his place in Yiddish children’s literature.

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