Born to Kvetch : Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods Hardback
by Michael Wex
Kvetching is to the Jewish soul what breathing is to the Jewish body.
For Jews, kvetching is a way of understanding the world.
It is rooted in the Bible where the Israelites grumbles endlessly.
This book looks at the origins of this surplus of disenchantment, and examines how it helped to create the idioms and curses in Yiddish.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/09/2009
- Category: Sociolinguistics
- ISBN: 9780285638563
- Paperback / softback from £9.85
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