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Dictionnaire amoureux de l'humour juif
Author: Adam BIRO
Publisher: Plon
ISBN: 225926378X
Pages: 556
Year: 2017-09-07
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Ce livre n'est pas un livre très orthodoxe... L'histoire mythique du peuple juif commence par le rire, celui d'Abraham et de Sarah apprenant que, presque centenaires, ils auront un fils. Et ce n'est pas tout : Dieu ordonne aux futurs parents d'appeler ce fils Isaac, Yitzhak, " qui rira " ! Ce rire juif, qui va du Talmud à Tristan Bernard, à Sholem Aleichem, à Pierre Dac, à Woody Allen, à Romain Gary, à Georges Perec, à Philip Roth, à Rabbi Jacob ou à La Vérité si je mens, en passant par Bergson, Freud et Groucho Marx, est un rire ouvert, tonitruant, irrespectueux de tout, qui défie le destin. En Galicie, à Tunis, à New York, partout. Même à Auschwitz. Dans une baraque, quelques juifs prient. Un d'eux, oubliant où il se trouve, lève la voix. Les autres le rappellent à l'ordre. "Tais-toi donc ! Dieu pourrait t'entendre et se rendre compte qu'il ''en '' reste encore ! " Il ne s'agit pas ici d'un nouveau recueil de blagues, de witz juifs. Dans ce dictionnaire aigre-doux (comme l'aliment préféré de l'auteur, les cornichons), Adam Biro, en consacrant des articles à la " Bible ", au " Chemin ", aux " Femmes ", à la " Modestie " ou à la " Vérité ", réfléchit au principe même de l'humour juif, partie intégrante du judaïsme. À ses origines, à sa raison d'être, à sa structure et à son rôle –; tout en racontant des witz dont les héros immortels sont Moïshe le tailleur, le docteur Lévy, le petit Maurice, madame Taïeb ou le mythique Ch'ra d'Afrique du Nord. Et le livre se termine sur une question comme celle qu'attend le rabbin qui parcourt son shtetl en criant : " J'ai une réponse, posez-moi une question ! " Mais quelle est donc La réponse ?
One Must Also Be Hungarian
Author: Adam Biro
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226052192
Pages: 168
Year: 2008-09-15
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The only country in the world with a line in its national anthem as desperate as “this people has already suffered for its past and its future,” Hungary is a nation defined by poverty, despair, and conflict. Its history, of course, took an even darker and more tragic turn during the Holocaust. But the story of the Jews in Hungary is also one of survival, heroism, and even humor—and that is the one acclaimed author Adam Biro sets out to recover in One Must Also Be Hungarian, an inspiring and altogether poignant look back at the lives of his family members over the past two hundred years. A Hungarian refugee and celebrated novelist working in Paris, Biro recognizes the enormous sacrifices that his ancestors made to pave the way for his successes and the envious position he occupies as a writer in postwar Europe. Inspired, therefore, to share the story of his family members with his grandson, Biro draws some moving pictures of them here: witty and whimsical vignettes that convey not only their courageous sides, but also their inner fears, angers, jealousies, and weaknesses—traits that lend an indelible humanity to their portraiture. Spanning the turn of the nineteenth century, two destructive world wars, the dramatic rise of communism, and its equally astonishing fall, the stories here convey a particularly Jewish sense of humor and irony throughout—one that made possible their survival amid such enormous adversity possible. Already published to much acclaim in France, One Must Also Be Hungarian is a wry and compulsively readable book that rescues from oblivion the stories of a long-suffering but likewise remarkable and deservedly proud people.
A Lover's Discourse
Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809066890
Pages: 234
Year: 1978
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"Barthes's most popular and unusual performance as a writer is "A Lover's Discourse," a writing out of the discourse of love. This language primarily the complaints and reflections of the lover when alone, not exchanges of a lover with his or her partner is unfashionable. Thought it is spoken by millions of people, diffused in our popular romances and television programs as well as in serious literature, there is no institution that explores, maintains, modifies, judges, repeats, and otherwise assumes responsibility for this discourse . . . Writing out the figures of a neglected discourse, Barthes surprises us in "A Lover's Discourse" by making love, in its most absurd and sentimental forms, an object of interest." Jonathan Culler
Is It Good for the Jews?: More Stories from the Old Country and the New (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Adam Biro, Catherine Tihanyi
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459605470
Pages: 250
Year: 2010-10
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With Is It Good for the Jews? Biro offers a sequel to his acclaimed collection of stories Two Jews on a Train. Through twenty-nine tales - some new, some old, but all finely wrought and rich in humor - Biro spins stories of characters coping with the vicissitudes and reverses of daily life, while simultaneously painting a poignant portrait of a world of unassimilated Jewish life that has largely been lost to the years. From rabbis competing to see who is the most humble, to the father who uses suicide threats to pressure his children into visiting, to three men berated by the Almighty himself for playing poker, Biro populates his stories with memorable characters and absurd - yet familiar - situations, all related with a dry wit and spry prose style redolent of the long tradition of Jewish storytelling. A collection simultaneously of foibles and fables, adversity and affection, Is It Good for the Jews? reminds us that if in the beginning was the word, then we can surely be forgiven for expecting a punch line to follow one of these days.
French Inside Out
Author: Henriette Walter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134902050
Pages: 292
Year: 2003-09-02
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Jonathan Crown
ISBN: 1784081981
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-08-13
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Germany, 1938. In Berlin, his owners christened him Levi. A good Jewish dog with a good Jewish name. When they fled to America, he became Hercules. Star of the silver screen in Hollywood's golden age. Then he caught the eye of Hitler, who called him Hansi. A pure-bred lapdog; privy to all the Führer's secrets. But he was known to the Resistance as Sirius. The insider who could bring peace to a world at war... Now it is time for his story to be told. SIRIUS: the little dog who almost changed history.
How I Became Stupid
Author: Martin Page
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144064912X
Pages: 176
Year: 2004-11-30
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Ignorance is bliss, or so hopes Antoine, the lead character in Martin Page?s stinging satire, How I Became Stupid?a modern day Candide with a Darwin Award?like sensibility. A twenty-five-year-old Aramaic scholar, Antoine has had it with being brilliant and deeply self-aware in today?s culture. So tortured is he by the depth of his perception and understanding of himself and the world around him that he vows to denounce his intelligence by any means necessary?in order to become ?stupid? enough to be a happy, functioning member of society. What follows is a dark and hilarious odyssey as Antoine tries everything from alcoholism to stock-trading in order to lighten the burden of his brain on his soul.
The World Is What It Is
Author: Patrick French
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 1400079802
Pages: 554
Year: 2009
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An authorized study of Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul examines his difficult early life as a child of Indian parents in colonial Trinidad, his Oxford education, the depression that marked his life in England, and his complex personal life.
Simon's Cat
Author: Simon Tofield
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143175351
Pages: 200
Year: 2009-10-06
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Simon Tofield's award-winning short animated films about an inventive, insistent, and perennially hungry feline and his human, Simon, were instant word-of-mouth hits, garnering millions of YouTube views and being forwarded around the world within months of first being posted. Now, Simon's cat is being wrapped up between the covers of an irresistible illustrated book of black-and-white line drawings. It's the perfect gift for feline-loving friends and family.
Why We Play
Author: Roberte Hamayon
Publisher: Hau
ISBN: 098613256X
Pages: 370
Year: 2016-05-01
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Whether it's childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity's seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its possibilities in an imagined environment or construct. But as Roberte Hamayon shows in this book, play has implications that go even further than that. Exploring play's many dimensions, she offers an insightful look at why play has become so ubiquitous across human cultures. Hamayon begins by zeroing in on Mongolia and Siberia, where communities host national holiday games similar to the Olympics. Within these events Hamayon explores the performance of ethical values and local identity, and then she draws her analysis into larger ideas examinations of the spectrum of play activities as they can exist in any culture. She explores facets of play such as learning, interaction, emotion, strategy, luck, and belief, and she emphasizes the crucial ambiguity between fiction and reality that is at the heart of play as a phenomenon. Revealing how consistent and coherent play is, she ultimately shows it as a unique modality of action that serves an invaluable role in the human experience.
Man Walks Into a Room
Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400076269
Pages: 256
Year: 2003-11-11
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A luminous and unforgettable first novel by an astonishing new voice in fiction, hailed by Esquire magazine as “one of America’s best young writers.” Samson Greene, a young and popular professor at Columbia, is found wandering in the Nevada desert. When his wife, Anna, comes to bring him home, she finds a man who remembers nothing, not even his own name. The removal of a small brain tumor saves his life, but his memories beyond the age of twelve are permanently lost. Here is the story of a keenly intelligent, sensitive man returned to a life in which everything is strange and new. An emigrant from his own life, set free from all that once defined him, Samson Greene believes he has nothing left to lose. So, when a charismatic scientist asks him to participate in a bold experiment, he agrees. Launched into a turbulent journey that takes him to the furthest extremes of solitude and intimacy, what he gains is nothing short of the revelation of what it means to be human. From the Trade Paperback edition.
On the harmony of religion and philosophy
Author: Averroës, George Fadlo Houranī
Publisher: Gibb Memorial Trust
Pages: 128
Year: 1961
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price change, 2007 reprint
Author: Sholem Aleichem, Hannah Berman
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1933633166
Pages: 195
Year: 2007
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Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In The Art of the Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time. The first work of Sholom Aleichem's to be translated into English--this long out-of-print translation is the only one ever done under Aleichem's personal supervision--Stempenyu is a prime example of the author's hallmark traits: his antic and often sardonic sense of humor, his whip-smart dialogue, his workaday mysticism, and his historic documentation of shtetl life. Held recently by scholars to be the story that inspired Marc Chagall's "Fiddler on the Roof" painting (which in turn inspired the play that was subsequently based on Aleichem's Tevye stories, not this novella), Stempenyu is the hysterical story of a young village girl who falls for a wildly popular klezmer fiddler--a character based upon an actual Yiddish musician whose fame set off a kind of pop hysteria in the shtetl. Thus the story, in this contemporaneous "authorized" translation, is a wonderful introduction to Aleichem's work as he wanted it read, not to mention to the unique palaver of a nineteenth-century Yiddish rock star.
Author: André Breton
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802150268
Pages: 160
Year: 1960
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"Nadja, " originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement's attitude toward everyday life. The principal narrative is an account of the author's relationship with a girl in teh city of Paris, the story of an obsessional presence haunting his life. The first-person narrative is supplemented by forty-four photographs which form an integral part of the work -- pictures of various "surreal" people, places, and objects which the author visits or is haunted by in naja's presence and which inspire him to mediate on their reality or lack of it. "The Nadja of the book is a girl, but, likeBertrand Russell's definition of electricity as "not so much a thing as a way things happen, " Nadja is not so much a person as the way she makes people behave. She has been described as a state of mind, a feeling about reality, k a kind of vision, and the reader sometimes wonders whether she exists at all. yet it is Nadja who gives form and structure to the novel.
Symbols of Islam
Author: Malek Chebel
ISBN: 0760742383
Pages: 127
Year: 2003
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Provides meaning, history, and cultural significance to twenty-two Islamic symbols taken from its doctrine and architecture.

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