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Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture

Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture
Author: Jeffrey Shandler
ISBN 13: 9780520258112
ISBN 10: 520258118
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2008-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 282
List Price: $31.95

"Adventures in Yiddishland presents a familiar phenomenon in American-Jewish culture that has rarely been seen before. Shandler has a thorough command not only of contemporary Yiddish, but indeed in all its historical stages."—Naomi Seidman, author of A Marriage Made in Heaven: The Sexual Politics of Hebrew and Yiddish

"A brilliant and original take on Yiddish in the post-World War II period. The book is beautifully conceived, thoroughly researched, logically structured, and clearly written. The writing is lively and the argument is clear and richly documented. While the focus is on post-World War II America, the book reaches back in time to virtually the entire history of Yiddish, but especially Yiddish in the modern period."—Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, author of Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage