(Short Stories, 309 pp. Yiddish, 1894-1914; English translation, 1987)
Faced with a household of daughters to marry off, pogroms, expulsions, and the erosion of the traditional ways of the shtetl, why shouldn’t a poor dairyman complain? Tevye relates his woes in monologues peppered with wry humor, homespun philosophy, and his celebrated use and misuse of Jewish texts.
- Discussion Questions from LitLovers.com
- Discussion Questions from Union for Reform Judaism
- Review by Dara Horn, Jbooks.com, 2009
- Ilan Stavans compares various translations. The Jewish Daily Forward, March 4, 2009
- Jeffrey Shandler compares various translations, YIVO Annual #20, 1991
- “Sholem Aleichem” from Wikipedia.com