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Leo Rosten (1907–1997)

Autor(a) de The Joys of Yiddish

47+ Works 3,598 Membros 50 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

He was the author of The Return of H*Y*M*A*N K*P*L*A*N, Captain Newman, M.D., and countless other books, articles, and screenplays. (Bowker Author Biography)

Séries

Obras por Leo Rosten

The Joys of Yiddish (1970) 968 exemplares
Religions of America (1963) 474 exemplares
The Education of Hyman Kaplan (1937) 373 exemplares
Hooray for Yiddish (1982) 283 exemplares
The Return of Hyman Kaplan (1959) 135 exemplares
The Joys of Yinglish (1989) 130 exemplares
Captain Newman, M.D. (1961) 79 exemplares
O Kaplan! My Kaplan! (1976) 63 exemplares
Look Book (1962) 36 exemplares
A Most Private Intrigue (1967) 30 exemplares
The Story Behind the Painting (1962) 21 exemplares
THE MANY WORLDS OF LEO ROSTEN (1962) 15 exemplares
King Silky! (1980) 13 exemplares
The 3:10 to anywhere (1976) 12 exemplares
Silky (1979) 10 exemplares
Infinite Riches (1979) 8 exemplares
The Power of Positive Nonsense (1977) 6 exemplares
A Trumpet for Reason (1970) 6 exemplares
The Washington Correspondents (1974) 3 exemplares
The Strangest Places 2 exemplares
oy oy oy! 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Contribuidor — 710 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 288 exemplares
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
A Golden Treasure of Jewish Literature (1937) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
A Literary Christmas: Great Contemporary Christmas Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Modern Jewish stories (1963) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Dark Corner [1946 film] (1946) 26 exemplares
Chucklebait (1945) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
American Men at Arms (1964) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Reading in English for Students of English as a Second Language (1961) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Our lives : American labor stories — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
15 Stories: An Anthology for Secondary Schools (1960) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Americans All: Stories of American Life To-Day (1971) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Rosten, Leo
Nome legal
Rosten, Leo Calvin
Outros nomes
Ross, Leonard Q.
Data de nascimento
1907-04-11
Data de falecimento
1997-02-19
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Russian Empire (birth)
USA
País (no mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Lodz, Poland
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Lodz, Russian Empire (now Poland)
New York, New York, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Educação
University of Chicago
London School of Economics
Ocupações
teacher
screenwriter
lexicographer
novelist
humorist
journalist
Relações
Rosten, Carrie (granddaughter)
Mead, Margaret (sister-in-law)
Steig, William (brother-in-law)
Bateson, Mary Catherine (niece)
Organizações
Look

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Leo Rosten was born in Łódź, Poland, and emigrated to the USA at age three, settling in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1930 and earned a Ph.D. in 1937, followed by postgraduate study at the London School of Economics. During the Great Depression, he worked as a screenwriter and held a series of government information jobs during World War II. In 1949, he joined the staff of Look magazine, where he worked until 1971. As Leonard Q. Ross, he began his publishing career with the novel The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N (1937), based on his experiences teaching English to new immigrants. He edited a series of articles for Look that became the basis of A Guide to the Religions of America (1955) and The Story Behind the Painting (1962). Rosten enjoyed instant success with The Joys of Yiddish (1968), a comic lexicon that introduced millions of Americans to Yiddish words and idioms such as chutzpah and nosh that are now widely used. He followed it with The Joys of Yinglish (1989). He produced dozens of other works over more than 60 years of writing.

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Críticas

Sweet and funny. I had to read some of the dialog aloud to understand it which led to concerned looks from my husband. When I finished When Books Went to War I decided to go through the list of American Service Editions and check out some titles I haven't read and this is one of them. A charming book.
 
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dhenn31 | 13 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |
illuminated dictionary
 
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SrMaryLea | 12 outras críticas | Aug 23, 2023 |
from Good reads:
Exhaustive collection of Jewish wisdom excellently organized alphabetically by topic from Ability to Zohar. Annotated with source and attribution of authors of quote. Sources include but not limited to Torah, Talmud, Midrash, Rabbis, Moses ben Maimon, Nachman of Bratslav, Shalom Aleichem...
Very well indexed with table of contents.
An anthology guaranteed to warm your heart, make you grin and nod your head in agreement.
 
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TempleDavid | Aug 2, 2023 |
funniest dictionary ever
 
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Rubygarnet | 12 outras críticas | Feb 10, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
47
Also by
28
Membros
3,598
Popularidade
#7,044
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
50
ISBN
102
Línguas
6
Marcado como favorito
3

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