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Michael Wex (born September 12, 1954) is a Canadian novelist, playwright, translator, lecturer, performer, and author of books on language and literature.[1] His specialty is Yiddish and his book Born to Kvetch was a surprise bestseller in 2005.[1] Wex lives in Toronto with his wife Marilla and daughter Sabina.[2]

Michael Wex was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to a family of descendants of Rebbes of Ciechanów and Stryków. He has taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan.[3]

Works[edit]

  • The Frumkiss Family Business. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2010. ISBN 978-0-307-39776-8
  • How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck). Harper, 2009. ISBN 978-0-061-77111-8
  • Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). New York: St. Martin's Press, 2007. ISBN 0-312-36462-8
  • Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language And Culture in All Its Moods. Publisher: St. Martin's Press (September 1, 2005). ISBN 0-312-30741-1
  • Born to Kvetch (Audio CD). ISBN 0-06-113122-9
  • Shlepping the Exile, 1993, ISBN 0-88962-542-5
  • The Adventures of Micah Mushmelon, Boy Talmudist. 2007.
  • Die Abenteuer des Micah Mushmelon, kindlicher Talmudist (dt. von Heiko Lehmann, Wagenbach 2005)
  • Classic Yiddish Stories of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. Peretz. (Michael Wex, translator) 2004. ISBN 0-8156-0760-1
  • The Wishing-Ring by S.Y. Abramovitsh (Michael Wex, translator). 2003. ISBN 0-8156-3035-2
  • God in Paris (performance)
  • Sex in Yiddish (performance)
  • Judenverwolkung, or Meshiekh's Tsaytn (performance)
  • I Just Want to Jewify (The Yiddish Revenge on Wagner) (performance)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Summer Yiddish Internship 2008: Yiddish Summer.org
  2. ^ Biography notes from his book covers
  3. ^ "Michael Wex", an interview by Wordsmith.org, December 5, 2005

External links[edit]



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Michael Wex: Don't Knock Me a Teakettle

Michael Wex at the Paper Bridge Summer Arts Festival, National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA. July 10, 2008..

The Art of the Kvetch: Jewish Humor as Secularism | The New School

Jewish Studies at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts | http://www.newschool.edu/lang/jewish-studies The modern tradition of Jewish humor eme...

Yoysef Opatoshu, "In poylishe velder", 1 fun 4 (Michael Wex)

יוסף אָפּאַטאָשו, אין פּױלישע װעלדער ערשטער טײל מײַקל װעקס דער לײענזאַל Leyenzal - A Yiddish Literacy Project.

Michael Wex Indiegogo

Michael Wex, bestselling author of Born to Kvetch, is enlisting reader support for a translation of a classic Yiddish novel that he wants to publish free of ...

Olive TV: Michael Wex

Michael Wex, author of Born to Kvetch and the forthcoming Just Say Nu, talks about his books and answers our questions.

Michael Wex: In Time to Spit Out

Michael Wex at the Paper Bridge Summer Arts Festival, National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA. July 10, 2008.

Michael Wex - Born to Kvetch

Author of the bestselling book on Yiddish ever - Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods - novelist, playwright, lecturer, performer...

Yoysef Opatoshu, "In poylishe velder", 3 fun 4 (Michael Wex)

יוסף אָפּאַטאָשו, אין פּױלישע װעלדער דריטער טײל מײַקל װעקס דער לײענזאַל Leyenzal - A Yiddish Literacy Project.

Rescue and Read a Lost Yiddish Classic - Michael Wex and Dan Opatoshu

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-authorized-translation-of-a-classic-yiddish-novel-into-english - Joseph Opatoshu's 1921 Yiddish novel "In Poylishe Veld...

Yoysef Opatoshu, "In poylishe velder", 2 fun 4 (Michael Wex)

יוסף אָפּאַטאָשו, אין פּױלישע װעלדער צװײטער טײל מײַקל װעקס דער לײענזאַל Leyenzal - A Yiddish Literacy Project.

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