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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.