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The Resource A Rich brew : how cafés created modern Jewish culture, Shachar M. Pinsker

A Rich brew : how cafés created modern Jewish culture, Shachar M. Pinsker

Label
A Rich brew : how cafés created modern Jewish culture
Title
A Rich brew
Title remainder
how cafés created modern Jewish culture
Statement of responsibility
Shachar M. Pinsker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unlike the synagogue, the house of study, the community center, or the Jewish deli, the café is rarely considered a Jewish space. Yet, coffeehouses profoundly influenced the creation of modern Jewish culture from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. With roots stemming from the Ottoman Empire, the coffeehouse and its drinks gained increasing popularity in Europe. The "otherness," and the mix of the national and transnational characteristics of the coffeehouse perhaps explains why many of these cafés were owned by Jews, why Jews became their most devoted habitués, and how cafés acquired associations with Jewishness. Examining the convergence of cafés, their urban milieu, and Jewish creativity, Shachar M. Pinsker argues that cafés anchored a silk road of modern Jewish culture. He uncovers a network of interconnected cafés that were central to the modern Jewish experience in a time of migration and urbanization, from Odessa, Warsaw, Vienna, and Berlin to New York City and Tel Aviv. A Rich Brew explores the Jewish culture created in these social spaces, drawing on a vivid collection of newspaper articles, memoirs, archival documents, photographs, caricatures, and artwork, as well as stories, novels, and poems in many languages set in cafés. Pinsker shows how Jewish modernity was born in the café, nourished, and sent out into the world by way of print, politics, literature, art, and theater. What was experienced and created in the space of the coffeehouse touched thousands who read, saw, and imbibed a modern culture that redefined what it meant to be a Jew in the world"--front flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.892/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS112
LC item number
.P64 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A Rich brew : how cafés created modern Jewish culture, Shachar M. Pinsker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A note on transliteration and translation -- Introduction: The Silk Road of modern Jewish creativity -- Odessa: Jewish sages, Luftmenshen, gangsters, and the Odessit in the café -- Warsaw: between Kotik's Café and the Ziemiańska -- Vienna: the "Matzo Island" and the functioning myths of the Viennese café -- Berlin: from the Gelehrtes Kaffeehaus to the Romanisches Café -- New York City: kibitzing in the cafés of the New World -- Tel Aviv-Jaffa: the "First Hebrew City" or a city of many cafés? -- Conclusion: Closing time
Control code
ocn994287640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781479827893
Lccn
2017034136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994287640
Label
A Rich brew : how cafés created modern Jewish culture, Shachar M. Pinsker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A note on transliteration and translation -- Introduction: The Silk Road of modern Jewish creativity -- Odessa: Jewish sages, Luftmenshen, gangsters, and the Odessit in the café -- Warsaw: between Kotik's Café and the Ziemiańska -- Vienna: the "Matzo Island" and the functioning myths of the Viennese café -- Berlin: from the Gelehrtes Kaffeehaus to the Romanisches Café -- New York City: kibitzing in the cafés of the New World -- Tel Aviv-Jaffa: the "First Hebrew City" or a city of many cafés? -- Conclusion: Closing time
Control code
ocn994287640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781479827893
Lccn
2017034136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994287640

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