The Bow-Tied Blogger

The life and adventures of one soldier and his various journeys.

  Thursday, May 31, 2007

May 2007 Reading list:

Infidel

Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.)

Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends (Paperback)

Living a Life That Matters (Paperback)

How Good Do We Have to Be? A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness

The Early Ayn Rand: Revised Edition: A Selection From Her Unpublished Fiction

Books read for May: 6
Total read for 2007: 24

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2 Comments:

Blogger Sara with NO H said...

Born to Kvetch was funny. I read that book over Pesach. Do you have it already?

6/01/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous the blogless cat that comments on Sara's blog said...

'Born to Kvetch' is a fun read, nonetheless a few of the descriptions rang me as too vague, so further reading is vital if one really wants to grind one's teeth into the story of Yiddish. Too little attention is paid to West Yiddish, which was the 'original' Yiddish, and the role it played among the Western European Jewish intelligencia. Alas, in comparison to the London and Antwerp communities, Yiddish in the US hasn't been groomed in many families with the same high degree use of grammar and vocabulary; in a nutshell, 99.5% of my US friends who grew up with Yiddish as their mother tongue only just speak a crudely anglicized version of it. Just thought I'd mention that :)

6/04/2007 09:02:00 AM  

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