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  • The Wild in Youby Lorna Crozier; Ian McAllister

    Greystone Books 2015; US$ 19.99

    A testament to the miraculous beings that share our planet and the places that they live, The Wild in You is a deeply-felt creative collaboration between one of our time’s best nature photographers and a very talented and creative poet. Inspired by the majestic and savage beauty of Ian McAllister’s photographs, Lorna Crozier translates the wild... more...

  • Women Writers of Yiddish Literatureby Rosemary Horowitz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Taking stock of Yiddish literature in 1939, critic Shmuel Niger highlighted the increasing number and importance of women writers. However, awareness of women Yiddish writers diminished over the years. Today, a modest body of novels, short stories, poems and essays by Yiddish women may be found in English translation online and in print, and little... more...

  • Yiddish and Powerby Dovid Katz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Yiddish and Power surveys the social, linguistic and intellectual history of the Yiddish language within the traditional civilisation of Jewish Ashkenaz in central, and then in eastern Europe, and its interaction with the surrounding non-Jewish culture. It explores the various ways in which Yiddish has empowered masses and served political agendas.... more...

  • A Question of Traditionby Kathryn Hellerstein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first comprehensive, comparative study of women poets in Yiddish, A Question of Tradition shows the important role that women Yiddish poets played in the creation of Jewish literary tradition. more...

  • Dialects of the Yiddish Languageby D. Katz

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Modern research on dialects of the Yiddish language focuses in many instances upon Western Yiddish and the application of Yiddish dialectology to the study of older Yiddish and non-Yiddish monuments. The Second Oxford Winter Symposium on Yiddish Language and Literature reflects this trend and this collection of papers from the conference explores a... more...

  • Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzlby Alice Nakhimovsky; Roberta Newman

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally intense family letters. But for many Jews who were unaccustomed to communicating their public and private thoughts in writing, correspondence... more...

  • Yiddish Language Structuresby Marion Aptroot; Björn Hansen

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 154.00

    The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis... more...

  • Basic Yiddishby Rebecca Margolis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Basic Yiddish: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in a single volume. The workbook is structured around 36 short units, each presenting relevant grammar points which are explained using multiple examples in jargon-free language. Basic Yiddish is suitable for both class use as well as independent... more...

  • A Goy Who Speaks Yiddishby Aya Elyada

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    The book explores the Christian interest in and engagement with the Yiddish language and literature in early modern Germany (ca. 1500–1750). more...

  • Dirty Yiddishby Adrienne Gusoff

    Ulysses Press 2012; US$ 12.00

    GET D!RTY Next time you’re chattin’ with your khaverim (friends) and mishpukheh (family), bust out some Yiddish expressions that’ll liven up the conversation, including: • Cool slang • Funny insults • Explicit sex terms • Raw swear words Dirty Yiddish teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of New York: What’s... more...