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1828 - awesome younger naval officer Robert FitzRoy is given the captaincy of HMS Beagle, surveying the wilds of Tierra del Fuego, elderly simply twenty-three. he is taking a passenger: a tender trainee cleric and novice geologist named Charles Darwin. this can be the tale of a deep friendship among males, and the dual obsessions that tore it aside, best one to triumph and the opposite to catastrophe
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Malbushim (Hebrew)—clothing. part one 5 everyone be happy with their share and enjoy it, that’s what I wish with all my heart. And after I’ve lived as many years as I have to live, don’t forget me. Remember to say kaddish* when you can. † ♦♦♦ Bubbe Bashe outlived her husband by many years. In a manner of speaking, she’s still doing it. Not that she sees so well or hears so well or walks so well, but you can’t deny she’s still alive. She’s just more like an old hen than a human being and doesn’t realize that everything has changed.
Moyshe Kulbak, ‘‘From Byelorussia,’’ trans. by Leonard Wolf, in Howe, Wisse, and Shmeruk, The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse, 388. 17. Ibid. 18. R. ’’ Maisei Kul’bak, Vybranae (Minsk, 1970), 8. 19. , 398. 20. ‘‘The Rabbi’s Son,’’ Isaac Babel’s Selected Writings, 175–176. 21. Nikolai Ostrovskii, Vi shtol hot zikh farkhatevet: Roman in tsvey teyln, ed. M. Kulbak (Minsk: Melukhe farlag, 1937). This Yiddish translation of Nikolai Ostrovskii’s paradigmatic Soviet novel, How the Steel Was Tempered, lists Moyshe Kulbak’s name on the title page, referring to the text having been ‘‘edited’’ (baarbet ) by him; the name of the translator is not listed.
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