Diary of a Lonely Girl, or the Battle against Free Love

by Miriam Karpilove, translated by Jessica Kirzane

Syracuse University Press, November 2019

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From the perch of a diarist writing in first person about her own love life, Karpilove’s novel offers a raw personal criticism of radical leftist immigrant youth culture in early twentieth century New York.

Reviews:

Mikhl Krutikov, “A satirical view of young immigrant Jews in New York 100 Years ago,” Forverts (Yiddish)

Yona Zeldis McDonough, “A New Translation of a Yiddish Comic Gem,” Lilith blog.

Janice Weizman, Reading Jewish Fiction.

Madeleine Cohen, “The Feminine Ending: On Women’s Writing in Yiddish, Now Available in English,” Los Angeles Review of Books.

Dara Horn, “(Not Much) Sex in the City,” Tablet.

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