by Patty Grossman

Esther—The Unknown Sister

In an article on Esther Singer Kreitman in the Spring 1991 issue of Lilith, Clive Sinclair asks about the sister of famous writers LB. and I.J. Singer, “Why do so few of us even know her name? Why is her work either lost or out of print?” Thanks to The Feminist Press, this question will now be moot. It has just reissued a beautiful edition of Kreitman’s pivotal semi-autobiographical novel Deborah, originally published in 1936. This 2004 book ($24.95) features a translation from the Yiddish by Maurice Carr, an introduction by Ilan Stavans and an afterword by Anita Norich.

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