New Authorized Translation of a Classic Yiddish Novel into English

A translation of Joseph Opatoshu's unbelievably great Yiddish novel, In the Forests of Poland, into an English as compulsively readable as the original.
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$27,836USD
raised of $75,000 goal
37%
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This campaign started on May 06 and closed on June 07, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on June 7, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Your name on the sponsors list

    It's immortality, don't knock it

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    15 claimed

  • $25USD
    E-book or PDF

    Get an e-book or PDF of the entire book a year before its release to the general public, so that you won't have to go on-line to read it.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    170 claimed

  • $60USD
    Wear It In Good Health

    You get the early release PDF/e-book, along with an exclusive Opatoshu T-shirt. See gallery for choice of designs. Shirts available July 2013.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    45 claimed

  • $120USD
    That's not all

    Add a downloadable audio version of the translation read by Wex, who won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Just Say Nu

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    16 claimed

  • $160USD
    And Even More

    Add a downloadable audio of Wex telling his famous kugel story from Shlepping the Exile (not available elsewhere). The audio will be available in July 2013.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    3 claimed

  • $200USD
    If You Need More Books

    You get all the preceding, plus a signed copy of How to Be A Mentsh, hardcover or paperback on a first come, first served basis, with your choice of inscription. Signed book and kugel available July 2013

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    11 out of 150 claimed

  • $300USD
    If That Isn't Good Enough

    Everything up to and including the $150 level, plus a signed hardcover copy of Born to Kvetch with your choice of inscription. Signed book and kugel available July 2013.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    2 out of 200 claimed

  • $500USD
    The Whole Library

    All the preceding, plus a signed copy of The Frumkiss Family Business, hardcover or paperback on first come, first served basis OR a PDF of Wex's specially done translation of Opatoshu's short story, "The Ciechanow Melody," the characters of which are based on Wex's relatives OR a voicemail message in Yiddish and English. Anything not a translation available July 2013

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    2 out of 20 claimed

  • $750USD
    If You Have Too Many Books

    You get the PDF or e-book of the translation,a signed Born to Kvetch with your choice of inscription, a copy of "The Ciechanow Melody," a Yiddish-English voicemail message and a T-shirt. Anything not a translation available July 2013.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 out of 20 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    If You Hate Electronic Books

    You get a signed copy of Born to Kvetch and a limited edition bound hard-copy version of the translation of In Poylishe Velder signed by the translator, each with your choice of inscription. Born to Kvetch available July 2013

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    2 out of 20 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Adopt A Chapter

    Your name at the head of a chapter (e.g., Chapter 2 Mordechai and His Father Sponsored by X or In Memory/In Honour of X), PLUS PDF/e-book, all audios, Born to Kvetch, hard copy of translation, a T-shirt and a FREE 60-90 minute lecture by Wex (you cover transport and accommodation). Born to Kvetch and T-shirt to be shipped July 2013.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    1 out of 15 claimed

  • $10,000USD
    Adopt Three Chapters

    Get three chapters with up to three different dedications, along with everything at $5000, but instead of one lecture, you receive a weekend scholar-in-residence package

    0 out of 7 claimed

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