Literary Figures Famous Authors This postcard depicts portraits of some of the most famous Yiddish authors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Famous Authors Included is Sholem Aleichem, I.L. Peretz, Sh. Anski, Sh. Frug, D. Fishman, Y. Dinezon, and Mendele I.L. Peretz This postcard depicts Isaac Leib Peretz, a famous modernist Yiddish writer. I.L. Peretz Peretz is considered one the three “classic” Yiddish writers. Jacob Gordin This postcard depicts the Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin. Jacob Gordin In his career, Gordin wrote more than 70 plays, which were produced in Russian, English, and other languages. Sholem Asch Asch was a Yiddish playwright and novelist whose works were bestsellers both in Yiddish and in translation. Shalom Asch His play "God of Vengeance" inspired the 2017 Tony Award-winning musical, "Indecent." Leo Tolstoy This postcard depicts an illustration of "Lyoff Nikolaevich Tolstoy," commonly known as Leo Tolstoy, writing in a fictional forest Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy remains one of the most famous Russian writers, best known for his 1869 novel "War and Peace."