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BORN TO KVETCH Yiddish Language and Culture and All Its Moods

by | Read by Michael Wex

Contemporary Culture • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Oy! Is this ever a treasure trove of Yiddish phrases, philosophy, and pronunciation, going far beyond the simple Yiddish words that have found their way into the American vernacular. Author Wex delivers chapter and verse in a sly, mocking yet wise, bold style, sure to amuse and educate even the Yiddish novice. Hear slang that snaps, crackles, and "schnapps" as Wex brings listeners the tangiest put-downs, curses, and terms of outrage in the language. A fascinating history of Jewish village life and modern mindset, customs, and mores, BORN TO KVETCH will leave you with a stitch in your kishkes and a "so nu?" on your lips. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 0061131229 $34.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 006117324X $25.95

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