"A mold-breaking work of literary history as well as a brilliant analysis of literary text."
-Jeremy Dauber, author of In the Demon's Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern
"Henry has done a service in re-kindling the conversation regarding this iconoclast by constructing a new image of Gordin based on exhaustive archival work. . . . She should be commended for breaking new ground on such a significant figure, and, hopefully, providing access for future work from a range of disciplines."
"Well researched and artfully argued, Henry's Rewriting Russia is a long-overdue book on this major figure that establishes how Jacob Gordin created a rich and important interplay between Yiddish and Russian forms that elevated the literary status of both."
-Leah Garrett, The Russian Review, June 2012
"This new and elegantly written literary history . . . provides a new model for literary history by expertly weaving together previously unexamined Tsarist-era archival records with insightful literary analysis of Gordon's major works."
-Barry Trachtenberg, H-Net Reviews, March 2012