Yiddishkeit Graphic Novel
OCT 05, 2011 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
1201: Elebash Recital Hall
October 05, 2011: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
This forum features the new book, Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land, edited by Paul Buhle and Harvey Pekar (Abrams). Join us for a night with contributors and friends of the new comics exploration of the history, literature, music and current revival of Yiddishkeit. Yiddish is everywhere. We hear words like nosh, chutzpah, and schlep all the time, but how did these words come to pepper American English? Through illustrations, comics 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. Panelists include playwright/actor Allen Lewis Rickman; National Yiddish Book Center founder Aaron Lansky; artists Ben Katchor, Danny Fingeroth, and Sabrina Jones; Jewish Currents editor; Larry Bush and historian Paul Buhle.