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How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish

Mon September 14, 2020 @ 19:00 - 20:30

Join us with our partners, the Jewish Public Library, for a discussion on How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish, with authors Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert. 

A momentous and diverse anthology of the influences and inspirations of Yiddish voices in America – radical, dangerous, and seductive, but also sweet, generous, and full of life – edited by award-winning authors and scholars Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert. Is it possible to conceive of the American diet without bagels? Or Star Trek without Mr. Spock? Are the creatures in Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are based on Holocaust survivors? And how has Yiddish, a language without a country, influenced Hollywood? These and other questions are explored in this stunning and rich anthology of the interplay of Yiddish and American culture.

Ilan Stavans is the Publisher of Restless Books and the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College.

Josh Lambert is the academic director of the Yiddish Book Center and visiting assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Mon September 14, 2020
19:00 - 20:30


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