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The Education of Hyman Kaplan

The Education of Hyman Kaplan

  • Author: Leo Rosten
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780156278119
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 144
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Follows the adventures of Hyman Kaplan, a student at the American Night Preparatory School for Adults, as he wages war with the English language

The Education of Hyman Kaplan

The Education of Hyman Kaplan

Musical

  • Author: Benjamin B Zavin,Oscar Brand,Leo Rosten
  • Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780871298485
  • Category:
  • Page: 128
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The Return of Hyman Kaplan

The Return of Hyman Kaplan

  • Author: Leo Rosten
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472106210
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 220
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Twenty years after his first collection of tales about that Don Quixote of adult education, Leo Rosten brought Hyman Kaplan back for a second term on the bottom rung in the beginner's grade at the American Night Preparatory School for Adults.

Off-canon Pleasures

Off-canon Pleasures

A Case Study and a Perspective

  • Author: Armin Paul Frank
  • Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
  • ISBN: 3941875957
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: 122
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The inclusion of works in a canonical list creates a large body of exclusions. But among these neglected works there are not a few that nevertheless are worth reading. Literary worth is not necessarily aesthetic impeccability. A literary work recommends itself by a high degree of artistic achievement with elbowroom for historical importance. The present study focuses on Leo Rosten ́s immigration novel The Education of Hyman Kaplan (1937) and Archibald MacLeish ́s radio play Air Raid (1938). The first is more than the apparent compendium of language-based jokes. Read in the context of immigration policy from Presidents Theodore Roosevelt to F. D. Roosevelt and of Jewish-American humor, it displays Kaplan ́s moral and intellectual growth, which extant commentary denies, and exhibits the "interior internationality" of an immigration country. Air Raid is one of the few achieved American radio plays to take a stand on foreign affairs in a context that does not only consist of broadcasting and Picasso ́s collage-painting Guernica "the screaming picture" which MacLeish transposed into the acoustic medium but also of the historical saturation bombing of the Basque town.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Sorrel Kerbel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135456070
  • Category: History
  • Page: 702
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Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.