Born to Kvetch Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods

ISBN-10: 0061132179
ISBN-13: 9780061132179
Authors: Michael Wex
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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, translator, novelist, and performer-takes a serious yet unceasingly fun and funny look at this…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Number of pages: 336 Dimensions: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.76" tall Weight: 0.550 lbs. Language: English