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No Joke

Making Jewish Humor

No Joke( )
Author: Wisse, Ruth R.
Series title:Library of Jewish Ideas Ser.
ISBN:978-0-691-16581-3
Publication Date:Mar 2015
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

Humor is the most celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity. In this book, Ruth Wisse evokes and applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking--as well as the brilliance of comic masterworks by writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, S. Y. Agnon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth. At the same time, Wisse draws attention to the precarious conditions that call Jewish humor into being--and the price it may exact from its practitioners and audience.

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Book Details
Pages:296
Detailed Subjects: Humor / Topic / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Literary Criticism / Humor
History / Jewish
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.992 x 8.034 x 0.695 Inches
Book Weight:0.688 Pounds



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