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Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.) - Michael Wex
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[SR: 42521], Paperback, [EAN: 9780061132179], Harper Perennial, Harper Perennial, Book, [PU: Harper Perennial], 2006-08-15, Harper Perennial, A delightful excursion through the Yiddish language, the culture it defines and serves, and the fine art of complaintThroughout 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 remarkable kvetch-full tongue that has both shaped and has been shaped by those who speak it. Featuring chapters on curse words, food, sex, and even death, he allows his lively wit and scholarship to roam freely from Sholem Aleichem to Chaucer to Elvis.Perhaps only a khokhem be-layle (a fool, literally a "sage at night," when there's no one around to see) would care to pass up this endearing and enriching treasure trove of linguistics, sociology, history, and folklore—an intriguing appreciation of a unique and enduring language and an equally fascinating culture., 4992, Jewish, 4994, Holocaust, 5035, World, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 11475, Dictionaries & Thesauruses, 8955557011, Dictionaries, 11488, English, 11495, Foreign Language Dictionaries & Thesauruses, 11619, Slang & Idioms, 11621, Synonyms & Antonyms, 11623, Thesauruses, 21, Reference, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 11495, Foreign Language Dictionaries & Thesauruses, 11773, Foreign Language Study & Reference, 21, Reference, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 11986, Linguistics, 11970, Words, Language & Grammar, 21, Reference, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 22, Religion & Spirituality, 12762, Agnosticism, 12764, Atheism, 12279, Buddhism, 12290, Christian Books & Bibles, 12506, Hinduism, 12522, Islam, 12540, Judaism, 12489, Literature & Fiction, 12621, New Age & Spirituality, 12689, Occult & Paranormal, 12735, Other Eastern Religions & Sacred Texts, 12761, Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts, 1873, Religious Art, 12779, Religious Studies, 12809, Worship & Devotion, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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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 remarkable kvetch-full tongue that has both shaped and has been shaped by those who speak it. Featuring chapters on curse words, food, sex, and even death, he allows his lively wit and scholarship to roam freely from Sholem Aleichem to Chaucer to Elvis. Perhaps only a "khokhem be-layle" (a fool, literally a "sage at night," when there's no one around to see) would care to pass up this endearing and enriching treasure trove of linguistics, sociology, history, and folklore an intriguing appreciation of a unique and enduring language and an equally fascinating culture. Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods Wex, Michael, Harper Perennial

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Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods
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Wex, Michael

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

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0061132179

As the main spoken language of the Jews for more than a thousand years, Yiddish has had plenty to lament, plenty to conceal. Through the idioms, phrases, metaphors, and fascinating history of this "kvetch-full tongue," Wex provides a moving and inspiring portrait of a people, and a language, in exile.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780061132179
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0061132179
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Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: PERENNIAL
303 Pages
Weight: 0,254 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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