Translator | Writer | Storyteller | Performer
Vilna My Vilna
Stories by Abraham Karpinowitz
Translated from the Yiddish by Helen Mintz
Foreword by Justin Cammy
Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, New York
"Thanks to this wonderful volume, expertly translated by Helen Mintz, Abraham Karpinowitz will finally get the attention he deserves. His stories are funny, well-crafted and suffused with the special atmosphere of Jewish Vilna." – Samuel D. Kassow, Northam Professor of History, Trinity College.
“Karpinowitz is a master storyteller with a talent for blending fact and fiction, an eye for detail, a finely attuned ear for slang – and an abiding affection for the colorful characters who inhabit the lost world of prewar Vilna... It’s all brilliantly rendered in this first-ever translation.” – Ellen Cassedy, author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust.