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Bidding Information
Lot #    17465
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 1:09:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Borukh Spinosa's libe
Title (Hebrew)    ברוך ספינאסא'ס ליבע
Author    Alberto Gerchunoff
City    Buenos Aires
Publisher    Sosyedad Hebraika Arkhentina
Publication Date    1933
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First Yiddish edition. 92 pp., port., 168:115 mm., nice margins, age spotting. A good copy bound in contemporary boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   A work of Yiddish fiction about the loves of Benedictus de Spinoza, 1632-1677, translated from the Spanish by Yosef Mendelson.

Alberto Gerchunoff (1883-1950) was an Argentine writer born in Russia. His family emigrated in 1889 to the agricultural colony of Rajil, founded by philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch as a haven for Jews fleeing the pogroms of Europe. Later, he lived in Buenos Aires. Described by Jorge Luis Borges as "an indisputable writer", he was a journalist for Argentina's leading newspaper "La Nacion". He wrote many important novels and books on Latin America, including The Jewish Gauchos of the Pampas , which was later produced into a movie, as well as Retorno a Don Quijote, El hombre importante and others.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Literature
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica