Outwitting History

Outwitting History

The Amazing Adventures of A Man Who Rescued A Million Yiddish Books

Large Print - 2004
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In 1980 an entire body of Jewish literature--the physical remnant of Yiddish culture--was on the verge of extinction. Precious volumes that had survived Hitler and Stalin were being passed down from older generations of Jewish immigrants to their non-Yiddish-speaking children only to be discarded or destroyed. So Aaron Lansky, just twenty-three, issued a worldwide appeal for unwanted Yiddish works.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : RB Large Print, 2004
ISBN: 9781419322556
1419322559
Branch Call Number: LP 002.075 LAN 3564
Characteristics: 423 p. (large print) ;,cm

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 21, 2017

Loved this offbeat book on misfit student finding a calling & making friends to unlikely older people.
A lowbrow hybrid language that borrowed words from other languages that got killed by Second War, users getting old, young learning English & nationalist snobby Israel's formerly rabbi only Hebrew as official language edict.
Dumpster diving official job description in author's resume?
Story went full circle as people in Eastern Europe post-Cold war need help rediscovering their roots.
A real grind translating old Yiddish novels to English with limited resources.

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