AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION for the first time, DINEH, posthumously published, is an autobiographical Yiddish-language novel by Ida Maze (1893–1962). DINEH is a pastorale laced in beauty and sorrow and a bildungsroman told from the point of view of a young girl. Set entirely in what is now Belarus, Maze’s eponymous heroine is fueled by her hunger for learning, connection to family and community, and love of the natural world.
Fiction. Jewish Studies, Women's Studies.
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub is the author of The Insatiable Psalm (Hershey, Pa.: Wind River Press, 2005). His English and Yiddish poems, one of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize,have appeared in numerous publications, including The Forward, Kennesaw Review, Lily, and Prairie Schooner. He was honored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage as one of New York's best emerging Jewish artists. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, New York, he now lives in Washington, D.C. Author City: WASHINGTON, DC USA
Born Hayeh Zukofsky in 1893 in the village of Ugli, White Russia, Ida Maze emigrated ca. 1907 and eventually settled in Montreal, Quebec. She was renowned for her work on behalf of other Yiddish writers. In addition to Dineh, Maze authored four books of poetry, A mame (A Mother; 1931), Lider far kinder (Poems for Children; 1936), Naye lider (New Poems; 1941), and Vaksn mayne kinderlekh: muter un kinder-lider (My Children Grow: Mother and Children's Poems; 1954), which was awarded the prize in children's literature by the Congress for Jewish Culture in 1955. Ida Maze died in 1962.Author City: MONTREAL, QC CAN