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Jewish Wry: Essays on Jewish Humor
By Robert Alter (corporate author), Albert Goldman (corporate author), Joseph Boskin (corporate author), Irving Howe (corporate author) and Meyer Wiener (corporate author)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wayne State Univ Pr
Publication date December 1, 1990
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780814323663
ISBN-10 0814323669
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $23.95
Other format details university press
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When the Jews of Eastern Europe came to the United States in the 19th century, they brought with them their own special humor. Developed in response to the dissonant reality of their lives, their self-critical humor served as a source of salvation, enabling them to endure a painful history with a sense of power. In America, the marginal status of immigrant Jews prompted them to use humor a a defense, exaggerating or mocking their ethnicity as events dictated.

Jewish Wry examines the development of Jewish humor in a series of essays on topics that range from Sholom Aleichem's humor to Jewish comediennes through to the humor of Philip Roth. This important book offers enjoyable reading as well as a significant and scholarly contribution to the field.



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9780814323663 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.95
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