Double Talk: Toward a Yiddish Poetics of the Self
Publication Date: January 2007
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2007, pp.8-10.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Yiddish; Literature; Culture; Jewish Identification
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.