Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School with Sunny Yudkoff on “Yiddish Literature in the Sanatorium”

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February 26, 2014
April 2, 2014

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Sunny Yudkoff, Lecturer in Yiddish Language, discusses a cohort of tubercular writers who wrote and recuperated together under the auspices of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society of Denver, Colorado, from the 1910s to 1930s. She explains how the variables of philanthropy, illness and literary expression came to mediate the lively literary scene of the sanatorium and the careers of its patient-writers. Wednesday Lunch is a regular program of The Divinity School.

Recorded in Swift Hall on February 26, 2014