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Radical Yiddish by Joel Schechter

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Essays and Comic Strips
Illustrated by Spain

Emma Goldman’s lost lectures. Maurice Sendak’s wild year. Sholem Aleichem’s stock market follies. Gertrude Stein as Emperor. Jacob Adler as Messiah!

Jewish Currents has collected columnist Joel Schechter’s best writing on progressive Yiddish theatre, literature and culture into one volume, along with comic strips illustrated by the underground comix pioneer, Spain Rodriguez.

Schechter writes with humor, expertise, and an eye on contemporary political struggles, to make radical Yiddish speak across the generations. 119 pages.

“These essays . . . reveal the touch of an original intellect. . . . Each essay suggests that the past is still alive. . . . Yiddish traditions with left-wing ideas embedded within them survive willy-nilly. Schechter is one of the key voices of their current survival.” —Paul Buhle, Senior Lecturer, Brown University