The Schlemiel as Metaphor, Revised and Enlarged Edition: Studies in Yiddish and American Jewish Fiction

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The certainty that deep down we are all schlemiels is perhaps what makes America love an inept ball team or a Woody Allen who unburdens his neurotic heart in public. In this unique, revised history of the schlemiel, Sanford Pinsker uses psychological, linguistic, and anecdotal approaches, as well as his considerable skills as a spritely storyteller, to trace the schlemiel from his beginnings in the Old Testament through his appearance in the nineteenth-century literature of Mendele Mocher Seforim and Sholom Aleichem to his ...

The Schlemiel as Metaphor, Revised and Enlarged Edition: Studies in Yiddish and American Jewish Fiction 1991, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809315819

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