Envy, Or Yiddish In America by Cynthia Ozick

The narrative revolves around the life of an aging, obscure Yiddish poet living in New York City who is consumed by jealousy and resentment towards a more successful contemporary. As he grapples with his fading relevance and the decline of the Yiddish language in America, he becomes fixated on the idea of having his work translated into English to achieve the recognition he craves. The story delves into themes of cultural identity, the struggles of artistic ambition, and the complexities of envy within the microcosm of the American Yiddish literary community.

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