• Title: Jewish Wry: Essays on Jewish Humor
  • Author: Sarah Blacher Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780814323663
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jewish Wry Essays on Jewish Humor The essays in this volume analyze the development of Jewish humor from its roots in Eastern European life and writers like Sholem Aleichem through performers such as Eddie Cantor and Sophie Tucker t
    The essays in this volume analyze the development of Jewish humor from its roots in Eastern European life and writers like Sholem Aleichem, through performers such as Eddie Cantor and Sophie Tucker, to the present figures such as Philip Roth, Woody Allen and Joan Rivers The contributors include Irving Howe, Robert Alter, Meyer Wiener, Joseph Boskin, Albert Goldman, SanforThe essays in this volume analyze the development of Jewish humor from its roots in Eastern European life and writers like Sholem Aleichem, through performers such as Eddie Cantor and Sophie Tucker, to the present figures such as Philip Roth, Woody Allen and Joan Rivers The contributors include Irving Howe, Robert Alter, Meyer Wiener, Joseph Boskin, Albert Goldman, Sanford Pinsker, Alan Cooper, and Esther Fuchs.

    One Reply to “Jewish Wry: Essays on Jewish Humor”

    1. I couldn't finish most of the essays. I found most of them difficult to parse and overly reliant on references that are now out of date. Such references are fine, but the essays needn't rely so heavily upon them.

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