Writing in Tongues: Translating Yiddish in the Twentieth Century (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies) (Paperback)

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Writing in Tongues examines the complexities of translating Yiddish literature at a time when the Yiddish language is in decline. After the Holocaust, Soviet repression, and American assimilation, the survival of traditional Yiddish literature depends on translation, yet a few Yiddish classics have been translated repeatedly while many others have been ignored. Anita Norich traces historical and aesthetic shifts through versions of these canonical texts, and she argues that these works and their translations form an enlightening conversation about Jewish history and identity.

About the Author


Anita Norich is professor of English and Judaic studies at the University of Michigan.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780295992976
ISBN-10: 0295992972
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2014
Pages: 182
Language: English
Series: Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies