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Publisher: "Secaucus, NJ", Citadel Press: 1984
Seller ID: 38H002
Binding: Trade paperback
By: "Wex, Michael"
Publisher: Harper Perennial:
Seller ID: 9780061132179
Binding: Trade Paperback
A delightful excursion through the Yiddish language, the culture it defines and serves, and the fine art of complaint
Throughout history, Jews around the world have had plenty of reasons to lament. And for a thousand years, they've had the perfect language for it. Rich in color, expressiveness, and complexity, Yiddish has proven incredibly useful and durable. Its wonderful phrases and idioms impeccably reflect the mind-set that has enabled the Jews of Europe to survive a millennium of unrelenting persecution . . . and enables them to kvetch about it
Michael Wex—professor, scholar,...