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Yiddish Sayings Mama Never Taught You
     

Yiddish Sayings Mama Never Taught You

by Marvin S. Zuckerman
 
"A cute and charming addition to Yiddish folklore."

-I.B. Singer,Nobel Prize, 1978

"Juicy, savory, spicy."

-Henry Miller

The Yiddish sayings in this book have been praised by such world-acclaimed writers as Henry Miller and Isaac Bashevis Singer. They should equally delight all who can appreciate the coarse, wry humor of the turn-of-the-century European shtetl

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"A cute and charming addition to Yiddish folklore."

-I.B. Singer,Nobel Prize, 1978

"Juicy, savory, spicy."

-Henry Miller

The Yiddish sayings in this book have been praised by such world-acclaimed writers as Henry Miller and Isaac Bashevis Singer. They should equally delight all who can appreciate the coarse, wry humor of the turn-of-the-century European shtetl, which gave rise to so much of American humor as well.

Some may be offended by their sexuality and lewdness, but they expose the basic humanity of a lost Jewish culture. For too long eydlkayt - refinement - has drawn a curtain over the smutty side of the shtetl. Enjoyable folklore, funny sayings you'll find yourself using in quite modern situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440140167
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/24/2009
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

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