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Is it Ok to Laugh About it?: Holocaust Humour, Satire and Parody in Israeli…

Is It Ok To Laugh About It

Author : Liat Steir-Livny  |  Pub Date : 2017-05-10  |  Publisher : Vallentine Mitchell

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..

Jewish Comedy A Serious History

Author : Jeremy Dauber  |  Pub Date : 2017-10-31  |  Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

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..

For This We Left Egypt

Author : Dave Barry  |  Pub Date : 2017-03-07  |  Publisher : Flatiron Books

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..

The Politics Of Loss And Trauma In Contemporary Israeli Cinema

Author : Raz Yosef  |  Pub Date : 2012-05-23  |  Publisher : Routledge

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..

Projecting The Holocaust Into The Present

Author : Lawrence Baron  |  Pub Date : 2005-11-01  |  Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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..

The Finkler Question

Author : Howard Jacobson  |  Pub Date : 2010-09-10  |  Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

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..

When The Danube Ran Red

Author : Zsuzsanna Ozsvath  |  Pub Date : 2010-08-16  |  Publisher : Syracuse University Press

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,..

A Man Lies Dreaming

Author : Lavie Tidhar  |  Pub Date : 2016-03-15  |  Publisher : Melville House

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..

The Yiddish Policemen S Union

Author : Michael Chabon  |  Pub Date : 2012-01-24  |  Publisher : Harper Collins

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..

No Joke

Author : Ruth R. Wisse  |  Pub Date : 2013-05-21  |  Publisher : Princeton University Press

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..

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