Ilan Stavans - How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish — in conversation with Corey Flintoff — at The Wharf

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A renowned cultural critic, lexicographer, editor, and publisher of Restless Books, Stavans has covered myriad topics related to language and Latin American and Jewish life. His latest book, coedited with Josh Lambert, academic director of the Yiddish Book Center, gathers the writings of figures including Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley, Cynthia Ozick, Michael Chabon, Art Spiegelman, and others for an illuminating look at the role Yiddish has played in the Americas. Famously a language without a country, Yiddish, as these memoirs, stories, poems, recipes, and conversations show, has been key to shaping the way we eat, talk, joke, and think in a territory extending from the Lower East Side to Hollywood, Canada, Mexico, and throughout South America. Stavans will be in conversation with Corey Flintoff, former NPR international correspondent.


Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish Cover Image
By Ilan Stavans (Editor), Josh Lambert (Editor)
ISBN: 9781632062628
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Restless Books - January 21st, 2020

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