Paul Buhle, retired from Brown University, has written and edited 42 books, including the award-winning Art of Harvey Kurtzman, Jews and American Comics, and the three-volume Jews and American Popular Culture. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Harvey Pekar (1939–2010) is best known for his autobiographical comic book series American Splendor and Our Cancer Year, which was made into an Academy Award–nominated film starring Paul Giamatti in 2003.
Yiddishkeit is a kind of Rosetta Stone to the essentially lost secular culture of the European and later New York Jews. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel Gezari
Seen from Europe, it's perhaps only in USA than Yiddish is still a living language: this book offers a brillant evidence, with comic strips as modern media, how transplant... Read morePublished 9 months ago by bernard5293
Probably the best introduction to "mamaloshen" (Yiddish)
life and particularly the rich literature of novels, short stories,
and drama. Read more
I thought it would be more about the Yiddish language and how it has infiltrated everyday society. It was interesting, but boring. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Malka Rose
I love this book! It was a trip down memory lane for me as well as a visual adventure.
Well written, well illustrated and packed with information and humor.