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  • No Joke
    No Joke (English, Paperback) Ruth R. Wisse

    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 of comic masterworks by writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, S. Y. Agnon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth. At the same time, Wisse draws attention to the precarious conditions that call Jewish...

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  • No Joke
    No Joke (English, Hardback) Ruth R. Wisse

    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 of comic masterworks by writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, S. Y. Agnon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth. At the same time, Wisse draws attention to the precarious conditions that call Jewish...

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  • The Glatstein Chronicles
    The Glatstein Chronicles (English, Paperback) Jacob Glatstein

    In 1934, with World War II on the horizon, writer Jacob Glatstein (1896-1971) travelled from his home in America to his native Poland to visit his dying mother. He is one of the foremost Yiddish poets of the day. This title is based on his journey, which intertwines his childhood memories with observations of growing anti-Semitism in Europe.

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  • I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture
    I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture (English, Paperback) Ruth R. Wisse

    I. L. Peretz (1852-1915), the father of modern Yiddish literature, was a master storyteller and social critic who advocated a radical shift from religious observance to secular Jewish culture. Wisse explores Peretz's writings in relation to his ideology, which sought to create a strong Jewish identity separate from the trappings of religion.

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  • Jews and Power
    Jews and Power (English, Hardback) Ruth R. Wisse

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series...

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  • The I. L. Peretz Reader
    The I. L. Peretz Reader (English, Paperback) Isaac Leib Peretz

    Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852-1915) is an influential figure of modern Jewish culture. This volume, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue and 26 stories by Peretz, also provides an essay about Peretz's life by Ruth R. Wisse, and Peretz's great visionary drama "A Night in the Old Marketplace".

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  • Modern Jewish Canon
    Modern Jewish Canon (English, Paperback) Ruth R. Wisse

    What makes a great Jewish book? In fact, what makes a book "Jewish" in the first place? Ruth R. Wisse eloquently fields these questions in The Modern Jewish Canon, her compassionate, insightful guide to the finest Jewish literature of the twentieth century. From Isaac Babel to Isaac Bashevis Singer, Elie Wiesel to Cynthia Ozick, Wisse's The Modern Jewish Canon is a book that every student of...

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  • I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture (English, Hardback) Ruth R. Wisse

    I. L. Peretz (1852-1915), the father of modern Yiddish literature, was a master storyteller and social critic who advocated a radical shift from religious observance to secular Jewish culture. Wisse explores Peretz's writings in relation to his ideology, which sought to create a strong Jewish identity separate from the trappings of religion.

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  • A Shtetl and Other Yiddish Novellas
    A Shtetl and Other Yiddish Novellas (Multiple languages, Paperback) Ruth R. Wisse

    All share a common setting-the Eastern European Jewish town or shtetl, and all deal in different ways with a single topic-the Jewish confrontation with modernity.

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  • Little Love in Big Manhattan (English, Hardback) Ruth R. Wisse Currently Unavailable More details