Subtitle: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land
Author: Buhle, Paul; Pekar, Harvey; Gabler, Neal; Lasky, David; Deutsch, Barry; Kuper, Peter; Rodriguez, Spain; Rudahl, Sharon
Binding: Hardback
Cover Price: 29.95
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Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Copyright Year: 2011
Publication Year: 2011
ISBN#: 0-8109-9749-5
LCCN#: 2010041873
Pages: 240
Dewey Decimal: 839/.109973
LoC Classification: PJ5125 .Y527 2011


Genre: Reference
Series Number: 927
Condition: New
Shelf: 32
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Yiddish is everywhere. We hear words like nosh, schlep, and schmutz all the time, but how did these words come to pepper American English? In Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land, Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle trace the influence of Yiddish from medieval Europe to the tenements of New York’s Lower East Side. This comics anthology contains original stories by notable writers and artists such as Barry Deutsch, Peter Kuper, Spain Rodriguez, and Sharon Rudahl. Through illustrations, comics art, and a full-length play, four major themes are explored: culture, performance, assimilation, and the revival of the language. The last fully realized work by Harvey Pekar, this book is a thoughtful compilation that reveals the far-reaching influences of Yiddish.