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Inciting laughter : the development of "Jewish humor" in 19th century German culture

Author: Jefferson S Chase
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, 2000.
Series: European cultures, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume analyzes the conflation of "Jewishness" and satiric humor arising in conjunction with the authors M.G. Saphir, Ludwig Borne and Heinrich Heine, whose wit inspired considerable public  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chase, Jefferson S.
Inciting laughter
(DLC) 99058591
Named Person: Ludwig Börne; Heinrich Heine; Moritz Gottlieb Saphir; Ludwig Börne; Heinrich Heine; Moritz Gottlieb Saphir; Moritz Gottlieb Saphir; Ludwig Borne; Heinrich Heine
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jefferson S Chase
ISBN: 9783110813838 3110813831
OCLC Number: 868974320
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (340 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chapter 1 Vicious Circles: Judenwitz as Stereotype and Strategy 1 --
Humor as crux of majority/minority identity 5 --
Judenwitz as Sign of German Particularity 11 --
Chapter 2 Pamphlet War: Moritz Gottlieb Saphir in Berlin 1826-30 20 --
Saphir's arrival and the beginning of the conflict 23 --
Humor as battleground 37 --
Legacy of the pamphlet war 61 --
Chapter 3 Handle and The Blade: Ludwig Borne's Serious Humor 64 --
Borne's attitudes toward Jewishness and humor 69 --
Borne as arts critic 81 --
Affinities between Borne and Menzel 91 --
Borne's "direct" political writings 99 --
Anti-Judenwitz backlash 104 --
Menzel as Borne apologist 114 --
Borne's response 117 --
Borne-Menzel estrangement 123 --
Borne's final shift 133 --
Borne's individual reception 136 --
Chapter 4 "Who Gets the Job Now?" Heinrich Heine and the J.G. Cotta Publishing House 139 --
Heine's early contact with Cotta 144 --
Judenwitz and literary talent 149 --
Baths of Lucca 157 --
Backlash against The Baths of Lucca and its influence on Cotta 173 --
Atta Troll 180 --
Cotta's neglect and Heine's individual reception 189 --
Chapter 5 Reading for the Plot: Judenwitz in and as Literary History 193 --
Core myth of German literary history 195 --
Adaptation of the myth over time 207 --
Continuity and caesura 222 --
Translations 229 --
Moritz Gottlieb Saphir --
From: The Killed-Off Yet Still Alive and Kicking M.G. Saphir, or: Thirteen Dramatic Poets and a Magician Against One Lone Editor 232 --
From: Come Here! or: Dear Public, Look and Trust Whom You Please 235 --
On Witz 238 --
"On Borne" 241 --
Ludwig Borne --
Jews in Frankfurt am Main 244 --
Theater Reviews 247 --
From: Monograph of the German Post Snail: A Contribution to the Natural History of Mollusks and Testaceans 253 --
From: Letters from Paris 259 --
From: Menzel, the Frenchmen's Scourge 262 --
Heinrich Heine --
Baths of Lucca 266.
Series Title: European cultures, v. 12.
Responsibility: Jefferson S. Chase.
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