ISBN 10 : 191038335X
ISBN 13 : 9781910383353
For many years, Israeli culture recoiled from dealing with the Holocaust from a humorous or satirical perspective. The perception was that a humorous approach might threaten the sa..
ISBN 10 : 9780393247886
ISBN 13 : 0393247880
A rich account of Jewish humor: its nature, its development, and its vital role throughout Jewish history. In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Columbia prof..
ISBN 10 : 9781250110220
ISBN 13 : 125011022X
The book you hold before you is no ordinary Haggadah. If you’ve ever suffered through a Seder, you’re well aware of the fact that the entire evening can last as long as the exo..
ISBN 10 : 9781136789250
ISBN 13 : 1136789251
The last decade has marked the growing visibility and worldwide interest in Israeli cinema. Films such as Walk on Water, Or, My Treasure, Beaufort and Waltz with Bashir have been c..
ISBN 10 : 9781461641353
ISBN 13 : 1461641357
In this accessible, clear, jargon free, and comprehensive text, Projecting the Holocaust into the Present offers an insightful historical perspective on how public conceptions of t..
ISBN 10 : 1608196127
ISBN 13 : 9781608196128
"He should have seen it coming. His life had been one mishap after another. So he should have been prepared for this one..." Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular and dis..
ISBN 10 : 9780815651109
ISBN 13 : 0815651104
As a scholar, critic, and translator, Ozsváth has written extensively about Holocaust literature and the Holocaust in Hungary. Now, she records her own history in this clear-eyed,..
ISBN 10 : 9781612195056
ISBN 13 : 1612195059
The novel that stunned—and scandalized—Europe comes to America Wolf, a low-rent private detective, roams London’s gloomy, grimy streets, haunted by dark visions of a future t..
ISBN 10 : 9780062124586
ISBN 13 : 0062124587
For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shockin..
ISBN 10 : 9781400846344
ISBN 13 : 140084634X
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 o..