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Double Talk: Toward a Yiddish Poetics of the Self

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Marcus Moseley; Marcus Moseley

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2007, pp.8-10.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Language and languages)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Yiddish; Literature; Culture; Jewish Identification

Type: Report


The author traces the idea that Yiddish-speaking Jews feel themselves to be split or dual in nature through the works of Ahad Ha'am, Michah Yosef Berdichevsky, Sholem Aleichem, and others.