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Legends of the AlefBet - by Miriam Hoffman (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 164

Genre: Foreign Language Study

Sub-Genre: Hebrew

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc.

Author: Miriam Hoffman

Language: English

Street Date: December 1, 2019
TCIN: 77713333
UPC: 9780999336526
Item Number (DPCI): 247-59-5292


Legends of the AlefBet: The Origins of the Alphabet is Professor Miriam Hoffman's epic examination of the origins of written language.

At Columbia University, Professor Hoffman spent decades researching the folklore and legends of the ancient Hebrew and Yiddish alphabets. Now, utilizing and illustrating that research, Professor Hoffman entertains and educates her readers with the amazing stories that illuminate our modern languages.
Utilizing the original 1919 artistic serigraphs of master artist Ben-Tsiyon Zuckerman, as well as the colorful Alefbet of master artist Michoel Muchnik--plus additional artistic and related imagery--each letter is examined through its history and the literary and artistic depictions that surround it.
This masterfully enlightening historical and academic work provides readers with scholarly insight into our modern languages and cultures.

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