A list of the twenty best Jewish books published since 1900 was asked by the Institute for Intellectual Cooperation at Geneva in a communication addressed to the Yiddish P. E. N. Club here.
The Yiddish P. E. N. Club, recently created, was admitted to membership in the International P. E. N. Clubs, which comprises territorial units. An exception was made in the case of the Yiddish club, in view of the recognition that although it represents no territorial unit, it represents a distinct contribution to letters, apart from the countries in which the writers live.
The Institute for Intellectual Cooperation asked for the list in order to be able to recommend translation of the books to publishers of books in various languages. The Institute also asked the advice of the P. E. N. Club for the names of suitable translators.
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