East European Jewish Affairs

"The book takes its aphoristic title from Sergei Yaroshevsky's tale "V omute" (1883; omut means "maelstrom" or "whirlpool"). Hetényi's title calls to mind not only the Jewish condition in Russia but also the oxymoronic Russian saying "v tikhom omute cherti vodiatsia" (literally, "in a calm maelstrom petty demons dwell")."
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Author: 
Zsuzsa Hetényi
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ISBN: 
978-963-7326-91-2
cloth
$85.00 / €75.00 / £67.00