Mendele Mocher Sforim: an appreciation of his contribution to modern Yiddish literature by Charles S. Klinger

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Statementby Charles S. Klinger.
ContributionsYiddish Cultural Society.
LC ClassificationsPJ5129.A2 Z69
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Pagination[1], 8 l.
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LC Control Number76447598

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