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- Author(s)Ruth R. Wisse
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication20/03/2015
- GenreSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleLibrary of Jewish Ideas
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note14 halftones.
- Weight314 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Table Of ContentsList of Illustrations ix Introduction: The Best Medicine 1 1 German Lebensraum 29 2 Yiddish Heartland 59 3 The Anglosphere 104 4 Under Hitler and Stalin 143 5 Hebrew Homeland 182 Conclusion: When Can I Stop Laughing? 221 Acknowledgments 245 Notes 249 Index 267
- Author BiographyRuth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University. She is the author of The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Language and Culture, which won a National Jewish Book Award. Her other books include Jews and Power (Schocken) and The Schlemiel as Modern Hero.
- PrizesCommended for PROSE Awards: Language and Linguistics 2013.
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