By Jeffrey Shandler

ISBN-10: 0520244168

ISBN-13: 9780520244160

ISBN-10: 0520258118

ISBN-13: 9780520258112

Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish within the six many years because the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of way of life for thousands of Jews to what the writer phrases a postvernacular language of various and increasing symbolic price. With an intensive command of recent Yiddish tradition in addition to its centuries-old heritage, Jeffrey Shandler investigates the extraordinary variety of latest encounters with the language. His examine traverses the extensive spectrum of people that interact with Yiddish—from Hasidim to avant-garde performers, Jews in addition to non-Jews, fluent audio system in addition to those that recognize very little Yiddish—in groups around the Americas, in Europe, Israel, and different outposts of "Yiddishland."

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