- A Nation of Words
- Narrated by: J. L. Glick
- Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-03-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: steerforth press l.l.c.
Here is the remarkable story of how this humble language took vigorous root in Eastern European shtetls and in the Jewish quarters of cities across Europe; how it achieved a rich literary flowering between the wars in Europe and America; how it was rejected by emancipated Jews; and how it fell victim to the Holocaust. And also how, in yet another twist of destiny, Yiddish today is becoming the darling of academia.
Yiddish is a history as story, a tale of flesh-and-blood people with manic humor, visionary courage, brilliant causes, and glorious flaws. It will delight everyone who cares about language, literature, and culture.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By William on 07-08-15
Must listen for language aficionados
I had no idea of the complex history of Yiddish.
I've heard it spoken and now I'm encouraged to learn more of the Mama Loschen.
Don't skip over this book, give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
By Sharon on 17-03-14
Good book, great reader
A nice Jewish history book written with information about Yiddish as the common thread. Well worth the listen.