Born To Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods
Born To Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods3 1 5 Forfatter: Michael Wex Oplæser: Michael Wex
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In Born to Kvetch, Michael Wex looks at the ingredients that went into this buffet of disenchantment and examines how they were mixed together to produce an almost limitless supply of striking idioms and withering curses. Born to Kvetch includes a wealth of material that's never appeared in English before.
This is no bobe mayse (cock-and-bull story) from a khokhem be-layle (idiot, literally a "sage at night" when no one's looking), but a serious yet fun and funny look at a language. From tukhes to goy, meshugener to kvetch, Yiddish words have permeated and transformed English as well. Through the fascinating history of this kvetch-full tongue, Michael Wex gives us a moving and inspiring portrait of a people, and a language, in exile.
Mere info om lydbogen:Forlag: HarperCollins Publishers
Længde: 10T 23M