“A Minyen Yidn” Book Launch | SF
>> Want to see our Top Picks for this week instead?
The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Booksmith is excited to host publisher Hope Nicholson and author Trina Robbins in conversation about their new graphic novel, A Minyen Yidn. Also in attendence will be a few of the artists that contributed to the work: Steve Leialoha, Caryn Leschen, and Robert Triptow.
A Minyen Yidn is based on the 1938 memoir of Trina Robbin’s father, Muttel (Mutye) Perechudnik, and was originally published in Yiddish. This memoir features a collection of 13 stories drawn from Muttel’s (later Max Perlson’s) life growing up in a shtetl in Belarus and immigrating to Brooklyn in the late 1910s at the age of 16. Here he became a journalist, contributing short stories in Yiddish to Jewish newspapers. The memoir has been translated to English and adapted to graphic novel format by his daughter, Trina Robbins, who says of the stories within: “They are slyly humorous portraits of his little village in Belarus, and of life in Brooklyn after he came to America. It’s a snapshot of a way of life that would end with the coming of the Nazis and WW2, although none of them knew it yet.”
Free, an RSVP is appreciated.