Jules Vilmur's Reviews > The Joys of Yiddish

The Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jun 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: favorites
Read from May 17 to June 11, 2011

A dictionary to fall in love with: I never wished I'd studied Linguistics as badly as I did while reading this book. In the preface, Rosten writes "I think Yiddish a language of exceptional charm ... a tongue that never takes its tongue out of its cheek." and then he goes on to demonstrate that charm and cheekiness for 500 some-odd pages.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Joys of Yiddish.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

04/18 marked as: read

No comments have been added yet.