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Recovering "Yiddishland" : threshold moments in American literature

Author: Merle Bachman
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008.
Series: Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Recovering "Yiddisbland" Merle Lyn Bachman demonstrates how works written in Yiddish can deepen our understanding of what "American" really meant to generations of immigrants who came to U.S. shores. Today, Yiddish is often regarded as part of the Jewish past, naturally abandoned in the process of becoming American. Bachman challenges this view by taking readers to "Yiddishland" in New York, from the 1890s  Read more...
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Bachman, Merle.
Recovering "Yiddishland".
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)654315959
Named Person: Michel Licht; Michel Licht
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Merle Bachman
ISBN: 9780815631514 0815631510
OCLC Number: 155715234
Description: xxviii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: why "recover" Yiddishland? --
On recovering "Yiddishland": the Yiddish student speaks --
A real "Yankee": Yekl as a Yiddish burlesque --
Becoming ethnic: Yezierska's unruly Yiddish --
The strangeness of translation: Yiddish poets writing Black experience --
Modernist visions: Mikhl Likht at the threshold --
Translating Likht's "Procession three" --
Conclusion: the minor; or, my hand in front of the mountain.
Series Title: Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art.
Responsibility: Merle L. Bachman.
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According to traditional narratives of immigrant assimilation, Jews freely surrendered Yiddish language and culture in their desire for an American identity. This book offers a challenge to this  Read more...

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/315911362#Topic\/jiddisch<\/a>> # Jiddisch<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Jiddisch<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/315911362#Topic\/kultur_jiddische_usa<\/a>> # Kultur--jiddische--USA<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Kultur--jiddische--USA<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/315911362#Topic\/literatur<\/a>> # Literatur<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Literatur<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/155715234#Review\/-765426195<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/155715234<\/a>> ; # Recovering \"Yiddishland\" : threshold moments in American literature<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"In Recovering \"Yiddisbland\" Merle Lyn Bachman demonstrates how works written in Yiddish can deepen our understanding of what \"American\" really meant to generations of immigrants who came to U.S. shores. Today, Yiddish is often regarded as part of the Jewish past, naturally abandoned in the process of becoming American. Bachman challenges this view by taking readers to \"Yiddishland\" in New York, from the 1890s through the 1930s, and spotlighting \"threshold\" texts - stories and poems written by immigrants that tell of ambivalence and resistance to Americanization.\" \"The author takes a fresh look at Abraham Cahan\'s Yekl and Anzia Yezierska\'s Hungry Hearts. She translates for the first time a trove of Yiddish poems about African Americans and reveals the writers\' uneasy confrontation with their passage, as Jews, into white America. Bachman discusses the modernist poet Mikhl Likht, whose simultaneous embrace of American literature and resistance to assimilating into English marked him as the supreme \"threshold\" poet. Throughout this work, Bachman combines sophisticated literary analysis with her own experiences as \"the Yiddish student,\" encountering the language of her grandparents. Recovering \'Yiddishland\" offers a provocative and highly readable contribution to Jewish and American literary history.\"--BOOK JACKET.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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