ROSENZWEIG, GERSHON. Masecheta America...Talmud Yankee

AUCTION 7 | Tuesday, June 22nd, 1999 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 539

ROSENZWEIG, GERSHON. Masecheta America...Talmud Yankee

pp. 38. Tear on p.7, library stamps on title. Contemporary boards. 8vo Davidson, Parody no. 247

Vilna: 1894

Est: $300 - $500
Satire of American-Jewish life written in the traditional Talmudic style.The author humerously dedicates the work to “Dodi R. Shmuel Hanagid” more familiarly known as “Uncle Sam”. According to Davidson; “The cleverest and most prolific of all American parodists is Gershon Rosenzweig...He has a keen sense of humor and considerable powers of observation. He knows the life of his brethren and depicts it in true colors, exaggerating only when necessary to produce a stronger effect. He certainly is one of the cleverest punsters in Hebrew literature.” viz. History of Parody in Jewish Literature (1966) p. 108