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  • Author:
    David G. Roskies
  • ISBN:
    0814333974
  • ISBN13:
    978-0814333976
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  • Publisher:
    Wayne State University Press; Har/Com edition (July 24, 2008)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
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    Leaders & Notable People
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Hardcover: 240 pages.

Hardcover: 240 pages. You feel as if you're right at the dinner table, listening in on the indignant, funny, scandalous, lyrical stories he grew up on.

A rich, sweeping memoir by David G. Roskies, Yiddishlands proceeds from the premise that Yiddish culture is spread out among many different people and geographic areas and transmitted through story, song, study, and the family.

Yiddishlands: A Memoir. Bibliographic information. Yiddishlands: A Memoir. Wayne State University Press, Jul 24, 2008 - Social Science - 240 pages. A renowned scholar looks back on his life and the life of his mother, tracing the Yiddish experience through major historical events of the last century.

Yiddishlands : A Memoir. A rich, sweeping memoir by David G. Roskies leads readers through Yiddishlands old and new by revisiting his personal and professional experiences and retelling his remarkable family saga in a series of lively, irreverent, and interwoven stories.

Yiddishlands : a memoir, David G. Roskies. p. cm. The Rebbe Elimeylekh - The Dybbuk - Cafe Rudnitsky - Bread - Prayer for the Tsar - Scribal errors - Malvina’s roses - The watercarrier - Yeast - Beloved fatherland - The black canopy - May day - The wooden box - The last Seder night - Lisbon - Playing solitaire - The soirée - Cape Cod - Double feature - Male bonding - Etudes - Sutzkever’s address - Leybl’s ark - Between two mountains - Kotsk - The sale of Joseph - The two bulvanes -.

Yiddishlands: A Memoir (Wayne State University Press) is the story of modern Yiddish culture as told . Diane K. Roskies, David G. Roskies: The Shtetl Book: An Introduction To East European Jewish Life And Lore. Ktav Publishing House, New York, 1975.

Yiddishlands: A Memoir (Wayne State University Press) is the story of modern Yiddish culture as told through the lens of family history and the medium of Yiddish song In 1981 (with Dr. Alan Mintz), Dr. Roskies cofounded Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History. Roskies, Yiddishlands proceeds from the premise that Yiddish culture is spread . Wayne State University Press, 2008. David Roskies’ Yiddishlands, a memoir of his relationship with his mother, the vivacious and self-dramatizing Masha, reads like a sympathetic Portnoy’s Complaint

Yiddishlands: A Memoir. David Roskies’ Yiddishlands, a memoir of his relationship with his mother, the vivacious and self-dramatizing Masha, reads like a sympathetic Portnoy’s Complaint. Yiddishlands is split between two narratives, David’s and Masha’s, and though they don’t always mesh perfectly, Roskies is a lively storyteller whose generous use of juicy anecdotes keeps the reader engaged. The format of Yiddishlands is casually chronological, taking as its inspirations Masha’s many songs and stories.

Yiddishlands: A Memoir, by David G. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2008.

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A rich, sweeping memoir by David G. Roskies, Yiddishlands proceeds from the premise that Yiddish culture is spread out among many different people and geographic areas and transmitted through story, song, study, and the family. Roskies leads readers through Yiddishlands old and new by revisiting his personal and professional experiences and retelling his remarkable family saga in a series of lively, irreverent, and interwoven stories. Beginning with a flashback to his grandmother's storybook wedding in 1878, Yiddishlands brings to life the major debates, struggles, and triumphs of the modern Yiddish experience, and provides readers with memorable portraits of its great writers, cultural leaders, and educators.

Roskies's story centers around Vilna, Lithuania, where his mother, Masha, was born in 1906 and where her mother, Fradl Matz, ran the legendary Matz Press, a publishing house that distributed prayer books, Bibles, and popular Yiddish literature. After falling in love with Vilna's cabaret culture, an older man, and finally a fellow student with elbow patches on his jacket, Masha and her young family are forced to flee Europe for Montreal, via Lisbon and New York. It is in Montreal that Roskies, Masha's youngest child, comes of age, entranced by the larger-than-life stories of his mother and the writers, artists, and performers of her social circle. Roskies recalls his own intellectual odyssey as a Yiddish scholar; his life in the original Havurah religious commune in Somerville, Massachusetts, in the 1970s; his struggle with the notion of aliyah while studying in Israel; his visit to Russia at the height of the Soviet Jewry movement; and his confrontation with his parents' memories in a bittersweet pilgrimage to Poland. Along the way, readers of Yiddishlands meet such prominent figures as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Melekh Ravitch, Itsik Manger, Avrom Sutzkever, Esther Markish, and Rachel Korn.

With Yiddishlands, readers take a whirlwind tour of modern Yiddish culture, from its cabarets and literary salons to its fierce ideological rivalries and colorful personalities. Roskies's memoir will be essential reading for students of the recent Jewish past and of the living Yiddish present. An audio CD of Masha Roskies singing in Yiddish, Russian, and Polish is also included with this volume.


Vaua
There are two things I look for in a memoir (autobiography), first is chronology which makes it easy to follow a life (not you own), second is tales of both good and bad. Prof. Roskies seems to think that even his mistakes are not truly that bad and could happen to anyone. He would have been better served in trying to tell his mother's story in some reasonable template, so that it would make sense to the rest of us.

What ruined this book for me, which I expected to be about life in the "Pale" before the Shoah, was the constant anecdotes about himself that Roskies keeps throwing in. I could care less about his adolescent sexual adventures or the 'famous' people he met. I was much more interested in his mother and her life in Vilna prior to WW2. With all the other 'dreck' he throws in, he never explained why in Yiddish he calls himself "Roskes" and "Roskies" in English (makes no sense). He seems to have had a great time writing about himself, unfortunately I ended up reading it and found myself asking, "so what".

Zeb Kantrowitz
Vizuru
Yiddishlands is an unusual, unprecedented and unforgettable cultural autobiography written by one of Yiddish's last champions. Roskies converses -- and the emphasis here is on "converse" because the book cleverly uses conversational as well as textual tactics in order to capture the full cultural and linguistic experience of growing up in "Yiddishlands" -- with one of the juiciest characters lately to be seen on the stages of cultural biography: Masha Roskies. Masha is a charming, clever, ever opinionated Jewish-Lithuanian beauty turned Montreal Jewish mother. The stories told by, about and around her speak not only of her life, but of the surprisingly vital world of Yiddish culture which shaped the life and career of her young son Dovid -- lovingly burdening him with the task of preserving and carrying on its memory. Roskies' mercurial style, with its playful transitions between genres and standpoints makes this book into a most pleasurable journey into the lost world of Yiddish culture.
Maridor
An entertaining and immensely readable presentation of the stories David Roskies heard as he grew up in a home devoted to honoring the treasures of Yiddish language and literature. You feel as if you're right at the dinner table, listening in on the indignant, funny, scandalous, lyrical stories he grew up on. Along the way, you find you're learning a great deal about the Jewish Old World and the cataclysms and displacements of the 20th century.