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The Resource Jewish comedy : a serious history, Jeremy Dauber

Jewish comedy : a serious history, Jeremy Dauber

Label
Jewish comedy : a serious history
Title
Jewish comedy
Title remainder
a serious history
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Dauber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An account of Jewish humor describes its nature, its development, and its vital role in the history of the Jewish people
  • "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 professor Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter. Organizing the product of Jews' comic imagination over continents and centuries into what he calls the seven strands of Jewish comedy--including the satirical, the witty, and the vulgar--he traces the ways Jewish comedy has mirrored, and sometimes even shaped, the course of Jewish history. Persecution, cultural assimilation, religious revival, diaspora, Zionism--all of these, and more, were grist for the Jewish comic mill; and Dauber's book takes readers on the tour of the funny side of some very serious business. (And vice versa.) In a work of dazzling scope, readers will encounter comic masterpieces here that range from Talmudic rabbi jokes to medieval skits, Yiddish satires and Borscht Belt routines to scenes from Seinfeld and Broad City, and the book of Esther to Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song." Dauber also explores the rise and fall of popular comic archetypes such as the Jewish mother, the Jewish American Princess, and the schlemiel, the schlimazel, and the schmuck, and the classic works of such masters of Jewish comedy as Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Philip Roth, Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, and Larry David, among many others. Jewish comedy, as Dauber writes, is serious business. And precisely what it is, how it developed, and how its various strands weave together and in conversation with the Jewish story: that's Jewish Comedy." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dauber, Jeremy Asher
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6149.J4
LC item number
D38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish wit and humor
  • Jews
  • Jewish wit and humor
  • Jews
  • HUMOR / Religion
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies
Label
Jewish comedy : a serious history, Jeremy Dauber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A joke, two definitions, seven themes, four warnings, and another joke -- What's so funny about anti-semitism? -- Not-so-nice Jewish doctors -- The wit of the Jews -- A view from the bottom -- The divine comedy -- The tale of the folk -- Jewish comedy--hold the Jewishness
Control code
971348411
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780393247879
Lccn
2017017864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971348411
Label
Jewish comedy : a serious history, Jeremy Dauber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A joke, two definitions, seven themes, four warnings, and another joke -- What's so funny about anti-semitism? -- Not-so-nice Jewish doctors -- The wit of the Jews -- A view from the bottom -- The divine comedy -- The tale of the folk -- Jewish comedy--hold the Jewishness
Control code
971348411
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780393247879
Lccn
2017017864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971348411

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