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Yiddish for pirates

Gary Barwin

Yiddish for pirates

a novel : being an account of Moishe the captain, his meshugeneh life & the astounding adventures, his Sarah, the horizon, books & treasure, as told by Aaron, his African grey

by Gary Barwin

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  • 2 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Treasure troves,
  • Parrots,
  • Pirates,
  • Fountain of youth (Legendary place),
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gary Barwin
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS8553A783Y532016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination340 pages
    Number of Pages340
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26937434M
    ISBN 100345815521
    ISBN 109780345815521
    OCLC/WorldCa919014358

    From a present-day Florida nursing home, this wisecracking yet poetic bird guides us through a world of pirate ships, Yiddish jokes, and treasure maps. But Inquisition Spain is a dangerous time to be Jewish and Moishe joins a band of hidden Jews trying to preserve some forbidden books/5(48).   Books and remembrance are important motifs in Yiddish for Pirates, and it's heartening to know that even after the pogroms and expulsions, the segregating ghettos and the multigenerational slayings, a garrulous Yiddish-speaking parrot could keep the story of a young boy from the shtetl alive/5(30).

    Yiddish for Pirates A Novel (Book): Barwin, Gary: Set in the years around , Yiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion.   If you are looking for a fascinating book detailing the history of Jewish pirates of the Caribbean, then this is the book for you! Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for No, this is not a book about a popular theme park ride, or a book about a series of /5.

    In a ferment of salty witticism, parroty puns, and unforgettable Yiddish vocabulary, this is a novel borne not just on the wings of its feathery narrator, but on its own jubilant and alluring language; its own voice. Playful, mocking, using history with audacious abandon, Yiddish for Pirates is a resplendent enjoyment. But, literally viewed. Free 2-day shipping. Buy Yiddish for Pirates at


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Yiddish for pirates by Gary Barwin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Rich with puns, colorful language, post-colonial satire, and Kabbalistic hijinks, Yiddish for Pirates is also a compelling examination of mortality, memory, identity, and persecution from one of this country's most talented writers/5(12).

Set in the years aroundYiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who Yiddish for pirates book his near-constant companion/5.

Playful, mocking, using history with audacious abandon,  Yiddish for Pirates  is a resplendent enjoyment. But, literally viewed from above, the novel also admonishes us about man’s inexhaustible zeal for butchery, for incessant genocide, and for affliction/5(43).

Yiddish for Pirates is many things: a postmodern pastiche, an episodic picaresque, a compendium of tales competing to see which can stand tallest, and a virtual catalogue of Jewish humour through the ages.” — Steven W. Beattie, Quill & Quire  “Gary Barwin is a Brand: Random House of Canada, Limited.

That’s one of the many jokes in Gary Barwin’s novel Yiddish for Pirates, winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and the Canadian Jewish Literary Award. Narrated by Aaron, a wisecracking year-old African Gray parrot with a penchant for Yiddish puns, the book follows Moishe, a year-old who yearns for adventure after discovering his father’s book of maps.

Set in the years aroundYiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion/5(43). About Yiddish for Pirates. Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and nominated for the Governor-General’s Award for Literature, a hilarious, swashbuckling yet powerful tale of pirates, buried treasure and a search for the Fountain of Youth, told in the ribald.

Yiddish for Pirates LEACOCK MEDAL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH. I write about the importance of humour and I thank some people. THE AUDIOBOOK (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH EDITION). REVIEWS. Bear Bergman writes a review in The Globe & Mail so great I’m left verklempt.

Jeremy Luke Hill wrote the WRITING ABOUT. From a present-day Florida nursing home, this wisecracking yet poetic bird guides us through a world of pirate ships, Yiddish jokes and treasure maps.

But Inquisition Spain is a dangerous time to be Jewish and Moishe joins a band of hidden Jews trying to preserve some forbidden books. Set in the years around ,  Yiddish for Pirates  recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who.

Yiddish for Pirates is many things: a postmodern pastiche, an episodic picaresque, a compendium of tales competing to see which can stand tallest, and a virtual catalogue of Jewish humour through the ages.” — Steven W. Beattie, Quill & Quire  “Gary Barwin is a /5(48).

Yiddish for Pirates is the story of a year old polyglot parrot, Aaron, that hitches its star to that of a young Jewish adventurer named Moishe, who has a yearning for the sea.

Yiddish for Pirates is an addictive page-turner, and an easy book to get lost in for a couple hours. Moishe is a great protagonist whose sense of adventure is something many young people will find relatable.

Students will also enjoy Aaron’s narration. His bestselling novel [Book: Yiddish for Pirates] won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and was a Governor General’s Award and Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist and has recently been longlisted for the Leacock Medal/5.

Yiddish for Pirates A Novel: Being An Account of Moishe the Captain, His Meshugeneh Life & and Astonishing Adventures, His Sarah, the Horizon, Books & Treasure, as Told by Aaron, His African Grey (Book): Barwin, Gary: Set in the years aroundYiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets.

Yiddish for Pirates A Novel: Being An Account of Moishe the Captain, His Meshugeneh Life & Astounding Adventures, His Sarah, the Horizon, Books & Treasure, as Told by Aaron, His African Grey (Book): Barwin, Gary: Set in the years aroundYiddish for Pirates recounts the story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot.

Yiddish for Pirates A Novel: Being An Account of Moishe the Captain, His Meshugeneh Life & and Astonishing Adventures, His Sarah, the Horizon, Books & Treasure, as Told by Aaron, His African Grey (Book): Barwin, Gary: Set in the years aroundYiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the.

Set in the years aroundYiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion.

Fiction – hardcover; Random House Canada; pages; If there is one thing I can say about Gary Barwin’s Giller Prize-shortlisted Yiddish for Pirates it is this: I’ve never read a book so jam-packed with word play and creative use of language as this one.

I would describe it as a kind of literary vaudeville; a mesmirising act of vocabulary, idioms, metaphors, puns and similes.

Few books manage to treat the subjects of identity, conflict, home and honour so fully and so movingly Barwin strikes a moving, masterful note. Yiddish for Pirates has an unmatched spryness in both thought and language.

It doesn't conform well to any category or trope of literature, but instead makes a place as a fresh, new thing that. “Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean is a wonderfully informed book of maritime history.

Edward Kritzler is a splendid guide on a voyage through a dark and fascinating era of Jewish history.” —Jay Neugeboren, author ofThe Stolen JewCited by: 5.Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Yiddish for Pirates at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.Yiddish for Pirates (Book): Barwin, Gary: Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and nominated for the Governor-General's Award for Literature, a hilarious, swashbuckling yet powerful tale of pirates, buried treasure and a search for the Fountain of Youth, told in the ribald, philosophical voice of a year-old Jewish parrot.

Set in the years aroundYiddish for Pirates recounts.