In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to Yiddish and English readings of the chapter “At the Doctor” from the shund novel Looking for Luck: The Woman Who Wanted to be Different by Yiddish author Sarah B. Smith. Looking for Luck was serialized in the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog in 1922-1923. The chapter is read by Saul Noam Zaritt in Yiddish and Josh Friedman in English.
A special thanks to everyone that made this episode possible.
Saul Noam Zaritt is an Associate Professor of Yiddish Literature in the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and the author of Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody.
Joy and Conversation is hosted by Dan Osborn
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Episode photo by Dan Osborn