Ruth Wisse, Author of "No Joke"Date: November 20, 2013Time: 7:00 pm
Ruth Wisse’s book No Joke: Making Jewish Humor is a survey and analysis of Jewish humor from the Bible to Larry David and Sacha Baron Cohen. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University. She is the author of The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Language and Culture, which won a National Jewish Book Award. Her other books include Jews and Power (Schocken) and The Schlemiel as Modern Hero.
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