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The Uncanny Mother Tongue: Monolingualism and Jewishness in Franz Kafka

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the force and the inner contradictions of the monolingual paradigm by taking the situation of early-twentieth-century German-language Jews, whose claims to German as their ... More


Ruth Speaks in Yiddish: the Poetry of Rosa Yakubovitsh and Itsik Manger

Kathryn Hellerstein

in Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225712
eISBN:
9780823237067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225712.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Two Yiddish poets wrote their own versions of the conversations between the characters in the book of Ruth. The first, Roza Yakubovitsh, is a now forgotten figure who published one slim ... More


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