Ruth Wisse at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco

When:
November 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Where:
Jewish Community Center in San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco,CA 94118,CA 94118
USA
Cost:
$15.00 (Standard)
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Ruth Wisse at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco @ Jewish Community Center in San Francisco | San Francisco, CA 94118 | California | United States

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor

Harvard’s Ruth R. Wisse, author of The Modern Jewish Canon, bridges Yiddish and American culture, literature and politics, and Israel and the diaspora. Her latest book, No Joke, applauds spontaneous Jewish wit as well as comic masterworks—from Heine to Roth, Agnon to Babel—but asks readers to consider whether “leave ‘em laughing” is the wisest motto for a people whom others have intended to sweep off the stage of history.

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