The Jewish Joke: A Short History-with Punchlines

Devorah Baum (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.14
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
November 12, 2019
Pages
208
Dimensions
4.37 X 7.01 X 0.41 inches | 0.33 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781643132372

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About the Author

Devorah Baum is the author of Feeling Jewish: A Book for Just About Anyone (Yale, 2017) and co-director of the documentary film The New Man. She is a lecturer in English literature and critical theory at the University of Southampton and an affiliate of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations.

Reviews

Baum effectively considers the roles Jewish humor has played as a response to oppression and as a way to mock hypocrisy about religious observance.
Delightfully entertaining and cheerfully insightful.
[Baum is] intellectually luminous, psychologically penetrating, existentially anxious, and wonderfully funny.--Zadie Smith
This book is funny, clever and, at times, heartbreaking. In other words, Jewish.--David Baddiel, comedian