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A Wandering Feast: A Journey Through the Jewish Culture of Eastern Europe
     

A Wandering Feast: A Journey Through the Jewish Culture of Eastern Europe

by Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz (With)
 
An original and uplifting view of a world lost, reborn, and rediscovered This is a delightful book that welcomes the reader to a wonderful journey through the Jewish culture of Eastern Europe: the still-vibrant villages and homes, the Yiddish folkways, the toe-tapping Klezmer music, and heart-warming traditional food. Yale Strom documented his journey--organized

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An original and uplifting view of a world lost, reborn, and rediscovered This is a delightful book that welcomes the reader to a wonderful journey through the Jewish culture of Eastern Europe: the still-vibrant villages and homes, the Yiddish folkways, the toe-tapping Klezmer music, and heart-warming traditional food. Yale Strom documented his journey--organized around fourteen specific visits to authentic villages in Eastern Europe--with a fascinating travelogue that includes inspiring stories, photographs, music that has never been printed, and recipes. He reveals that a culture long feared to be gone forever is still very much alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787971885
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/19/2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.67(d)

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From the Publisher
"A Wandering Feast is rambunctious, festive, enlightening and . . . yes, tasty."
--Ilan Stavans, author, On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language

"Captures, preserves, contectualizes, and celebrates life."
--Annette Insdorf, author, Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust

"A vehicle for an evocation and examination of his personal odyssey, and ultimately of Jewish history and identity."
--Eva Fogelman, author, Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust

"Strom proves himself a master storyteller and archivist of the lost Jewish worlds of post-Holocaust Europe."
--Thane Rosenbaum, the author of The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and Elijah Visible

Meet the Author

Yale Strom is the internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Klezmer: The History, The Music, The Folklore from the Fourteenth Century to the Twenty-first, filmmaker, composer, photographer, violinist, and playwright who has won numerous awards and prizes for his films, which include The Last Klezmer.

Elizabeth Schwartz is an independent film producer and writer. She is also an acclaimed Yiddish vocalist, singing with the internationally renowned klezmer bands Hot Pstromi, Klazzj, and Mama Labushnik.

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