How It Was Sung in Odessa: At the Intersection of Russian and Yiddish Folk Culture

@article{Rothstein2001HowIW,
  title={How It Was Sung in Odessa: At the Intersection of Russian and Yiddish Folk Culture},
  author={R. Rothstein},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={60},
  pages={781 - 801}
}
Odessa has played a significant role in Russian and Yiddish folklore and popular culture. Although the city has changed with the times, the Odessa variant of the Russian language and the Russian and Yiddish songs created in and about Odessa are the lasting product of a unique brand of multiculturalism. The Russian of Odessa shows die influence of Yiddish and Ukrainian in grammar, lexicon, and phraseology, and Odessa folk humor reflects Jewish sensibilities. Odessa Yiddish is permeated with… Expand
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