Two Jews on a Train
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Two Jews on a Train by Adam Biro
Book DescriptionSo two Jews were on a train. "All Eastern European Jewish jokes start this way, or almost," says Adam Biro, who has masterfully assembled this rich volume of such stories, tales in which we hear the voices of generations using humor to teach about the delicacy, anguish, and unpredictability of life itself. Biro spins his stories artfully and patiently - "Biro takes his time," says the Spectator's Jonathan Mirsky, "a big plus in Jewish jokes" - gently guiding the reader toward the inevitable, yet surprising, and often poignant punch line.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226052168
(215mm x 135mm x 11mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Adam Biro
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A sequel to the author's collection of stories "Two Jews on a Train". Through twenty-nine tales, it spins stories of characters coping with the vicissitudes and reverses of daily life, while painting a portrait of a world of unassimilated Jewish life.
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Author Biography - Adam Biro
Adam Biro is a French publisher and author who was born in Hungary. His previous books include Dictionnaire general du surrealisme et de ses environs (coedited with Rene Passeron) and Tsigane. Catherine Tihanyi is a research associate in the Department of Anthropology at Western Washington University.
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