Yiddish is everywhere. We hear words like nosh, schlep, and schmutz all the time, but how did they come to pepper American English? In Yiddishkeit, Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle trace the influence of Yiddish from medieval Europe to the tenements of New York’s Lower East Side. Through illustrations, comic-book art and a full-length play, four major themes are explored: culture, performance, assimilation and the revival of the language. The last fully realized work by Harvey Pekar, this book is a thoughtful compilation that reveals the far-reaching influences of Yiddish.
Hardcover. 240 pages. This comics anthology contains original stories by Barry Deutsch, Peter Kuper, Spain Rodriguez, Sharon Rudahl and others. 180 color illustrations.