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Jewish comedy : a serious history

Author: Jeremy Asher Dauber
Publisher: New York, NY ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An account of Jewish humor describes its nature, its development, and its vital role in the history of the Jewish people.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Asher Dauber
ISBN: 9780393247879 0393247872
OCLC Number: 971348411
Awards: Short-listed for National Jewish Book Award 2017
Short-listed for Natan Book Award 2018
Description: xviii, 364 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: A joke, two definitions, seven themes, four warnings, and another joke --
What's so funny about anti-semitism? --
Not-so-nice Jewish doctors --
The wit of the Jews --
A view from the bottom --
The divine comedy --
The tale of the folk --
Jewish comedy--hold the Jewishness.
Responsibility: Jeremy Dauber.

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