Wed Jan 22 2020


7:00 pm


San Francisco
Co-presented by KlezCalifornia

How Yiddish Changed America and America Changed Yiddish, with Ilan Stavans

lan Stavans will discuss the upcoming anthology he edited with fellow scholar Josh Lambert exploring the rich interplay of Yiddish and American culture (including Latin American culture).

The diverse anthology takes deep dives into cuisine, language, popular culture, revealing more than a century of linguistic and cultural exchange. Authors include Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley, Cynthia Ozick, Chaim Grade, Michael Chabon, Abraham Cahan, Sophie Tucker, Blume Lempel, Irving Howe, Paula Vogel, and Liana Finck. 

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