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The Schlemiel as Metaphor: Studies in the Yiddish and American Jewish Novel

The Schlemiel as Metaphor: Studies in the Yiddish and American Jewish Novel

Writing Stage
Published On
1971
ISBN
0809304805
ISBN13
9780809304806
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 anecdo
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