The meaning of Yiddish /
Benjamin Harshav.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1990.
xix, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0520059476 (alk. paper)
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Berkeley : University of California Press, c1990.
0520059476 (alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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"I know of no single book in any language which [conveys] such a richly textured profile of the nature and dynamics of both the Yiddish language and its literature. It is a remarkable feat of high popularization, written with great flair and without a hint of pedantry. . . . The book should be read by all who are interested in language."-Times Literary Supplement
Table of Contents
The Yiddish Language
Language and Historyp. 3
The Nature of Yiddishp. 27
Some Sociological Aspectsp. 74
The Semiotics of Yiddish Communicationp. 89
Literature in History: Ideology and Poetics
The Modern Jewish Revolutionp. 119
The Historical Perspective of Modern Yiddish Literaturep. 139
Yiddish Poetry in Americap. 161
Introspectivism: A Modernist Poeticsp. 175
The End of a Languagep. 187
Indexp. 195
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