Josef Joffe: Don't Make Yourself Small – You're Not <br><br>That Big!. Siedler Verlag (Hardcover, General Non-Fiction, Social & Cultural Studies)

Don't Make Yourself Small – You're Not

That Big!

Jewish humour as wisdom, wit and weapon

Original Title: Mach dich nicht so klein, du bist nicht so groß!

Hardcover with jacket, 272 pages, 12.0 x 20.0 cm, 4.7 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0054-0
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: March 9, 2015
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Josef  Joffe - Don't Make Yourself Small – You're Not  -  - That Big!


The first well-founded treatise on Jewish humour

Jewish wit is aggressive, telling, self-deprecating. What it really means is: you don't have to put us down, you don't have to make us small; we are much better at doing it ourselves – and in the process we demonstrate that we are quicker and wittier than you.

With spirit and a mass of information at his fingertips, Josef Joffe tells us about Jewish humour, covering its tradition, what is typical about it and the characters in it; he also goes into anti-Semitic and other alienations and, last but not least, the way it has been handed from one generation to the next, right down to the present day.

"The result of Don't Make Yourself Small – You're Not That Big! is an enjoyable cultural history of Jewish humour."

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