How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish by Ilan Stavans audiobook

How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish

Edited by Ilan Stavans  and Josh Lambert
Read by Steven Jay Cohen

Tantor Audio 9781632062628

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200227297

  • ISBN: 9798200227280

  • ISBN: 9798200227303

Runtime: 15.65 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Is it possible to conceive of the American diet without bagels? Or Star Trek without Mr. Spock? Are the creatures in Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are based on Holocaust survivors? And how has Yiddish, a language without a country, influenced Hollywood? These and other questions are explored in this stunning and rich anthology of the interplay of Yiddish and American culture, edited by award-winning authors and scholars Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert.

It starts with the arrival of Ashkenazi immigrants to New York City's Lower East Side and follows Yiddish as it moves into Hollywood, Broadway, literature, politics, and resistance. We take deep dives into cuisine, language, popular culture, and even Yiddish in the other Americas, including Canada, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, and Colombia. The book presents a bountiful menu of genres: essays, memoir, song, letters, poems, recipes, cartoons, conversations, and much more. Authors include Nobel Prize–winner Isaac Bashevis Singer and luminaries such as Grace Paley, Cynthia Ozick, Chaim Grade, Michael Chabon, Abraham Cahan, Sophie Tucker, Blume Lempel, Irving Howe, Art Spiegelman, Alfred Kazin, Harvey Pekar, Ben Katchor, Paula Vogel, and Liana Finck.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 15.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English