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Outwitting History The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

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ISBN-10: 1565124294

ISBN-13: 9781565124295

Edition: 2004

Authors: Aaron Lansky

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 10/5/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Aaron Lansky is the founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center (www.yiddishbookcenter.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts. The recipient of a MacArthur "genius" fellowship, he has helped fuel the renaissance of Jewish literature in this country. He lives with his family in western Massachusetts.  

Foreword
Learning Yiddish
Out of the Dumpster
Bread and Wine
"Come Back after Yontef!"
"What Is Mendele Doing in a Fruit Basket on the Floor?"
On the Road
A Ritual of Cultural Transmission
"Don't You Know That Yiddish Is Dead?"
A Day in the Life
A Brief History of Yiddish Literature
"People Are Dying Today Who Never Died Before"
"Pretty Soon We'll Have a Whole Forest in Israel and No More Members Here"
"Love and Peace"
"Ostroff! Sea Gate!"
The Great Newark Book Heist
"Him I Don't Talk To!"
"You're a Liar!"
"They're Tearing Apart the Library"
A Ghost in the Attic
"If Not Higher"
"Hitler's Fault"
Ganvenen dem Grenets--Crossing the Border
Squandered at the Concord
Kaddish
A Job for the Young
The Four Corners of the Earth
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Bringing It All Back Home
Der Oylem Redt--The World Takes Notice
A Home of Our Own
Immortality
The Valise at the Bottom of the Sea
Notes
Acknowledgments