"Somewhere between Isaac Bashevis Singer and Morey Amsterdam."-Kirkus Reviews

Two Jews were on a train: "All Eastern European Jewish jokes start this way, or almost," says Adam Biro, who has assembled this rich volume of such stories, tales in which-thanks to a masterful translation by Catherine Tihanyi-we can hear the voices of generations using humor to teach about the delicacy, anguish, and unpredictability of life itself.

Two Jews on a train - Adam Biro

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Title
Two Jews on a train - stories from the old country and the new
Author
Adam Biro
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20021015

"Somewhere between Isaac Bashevis Singer and Morey Amsterdam."-Kirkus Reviews

Two Jews were on a train: "All Eastern European Jewish jokes start this way, or almost," says Adam Biro, who has assembled this rich volume of such stories, tales in which-thanks to a masterful translation by Catherine Tihanyi-we can hear the voices of generations using humor to teach about the delicacy, anguish, and unpredictability of life itself.

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Adam Biro was born in Budapest in 1941, but came to Paris at the age of fifteen. He founded the publishing house Editions Biro in 1987 and is the author of nine books.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Wit and humor - Religious aspects - Judaism.
Country of Publication
Illinois
Number of Pages
144

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