Zackary Sholem Berger will read from his new book Not in the Same Breath (a book of poems in both English and Yiddish)
When: Tues Oct 18 @ 6:30 PM
Zackary Sholem Berger, better known to Forverts readers as Sholem Berger, will be in Chicago for a medical convention in October. (Those of you who read Forverts &/or The Forward regularly may have enjoyed his dispatches from medical school, and then as a resident in training in internal medicine.)
Among Sholem’s other accomplishments is producing children’s books, specifically translating two Dr. Seuss books (One Fish, Two Fish and The Cat in the Hat) into Yiddish. Sholem did this in collaboration with his wife Celeste (a book designer), and they were allowed to use the publisher’s copyrighted design, artwork, etc. as an “official” translation of these works.
Some of you may remember when Sholem and Celeste came to Chicago to read from Kats, der Payats way back in 2004, others may remember studying these texts (not really exact translations but rather adaptations capturing the essence of each story) in Khane Feygl’s classes.