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.
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Anthology Graphic Novels Historical Non-Fiction Religious Slice of Life

About Book

Page Count

243 Pages

Print Release Date

September 14 2011

Digital Release Date

July 25 2012

Age Rating

15+ Only


Text and compilation copyright © 2011 Paul Buhle and Harvey Pekar Introduction copyright © 2011 Neal Gabler Cover illustrations © 2011 David Lasky All text and illustrations are copyright © 2011 their respective creators. All rights reserved.

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