Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular And The New Land

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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?


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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. Through illustrations, comics art, and a full-length play, four major themes are explored: culture, performance, assimilation, and the revival of the language.

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Author Harvey Pekar / Paul Buhle
Publisher Abrams Comicarts
Page Count 240pp
Publication Size 6 x 10
Publication Notes hardcover, full color
Publication Date September 1, 2011
ISBN 978-0810997493

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