A Stenographer for His People’s Soul

Sholem Aleichem, the subject of Jeremy Dauber’s new biography, aspired to be 'A writer of the people ... a mirror in which the rays of his epoch and generation are reflected.’

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The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of the Man Who Created Tevye, by Jeremy Dauber, Nextbook/ Schocken, 480 pages, $28.95