Collected Stories of Sholom Aleichem Author:Sholom Aleichem Years ago when Sholom Aleichem came to New York, Mark Twain was among the first to visit him. "I wanted to meet you," he said, "because I understand that I am the American Sholom Aleichem. — Sholom Aleichem was like no one else. He was unique, a genius whose writings are the perfect expression of a people, their mind, their heart, their wit and... more » above all, their special idiom.
There are twenty-seven stories in this book. One of the most wonderful things about these stories is the utter simplicity of their language. Compared to the people of a Steinbeck or Hemingway, these are virtuosos of the intellect. Words are their chief weapon, their joy and their ornament.