Michael Wex, 'Born to Kvetch' The book Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods has just been published in paperback. Its author, Michael Wex, explores the history and culture of Yiddish: its complaints, curses and codes. Wex is a novelist, lecturer and translator (his translations include a Yiddish version of The Threepenny Opera). This interview originally aired on Dec. 12, 2005.
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Michael Wex, 'Born to Kvetch'

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Michael Wex, 'Born to Kvetch'

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The book Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods has just been published in paperback. Its author, Michael Wex, explores the history and culture of Yiddish: its complaints, curses and codes. Wex is a novelist, lecturer and translator (his translations include a Yiddish version of The Threepenny Opera). This interview originally aired on Dec. 12, 2005.