Is Diss a System?: A Milt Gross Comic Reader

Is Diss a System?: A Milt Gross Comic Reader

by Ari Y. Kelman (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814748237
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/09/2009
Series: Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History Series
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ari Y. Kelman is Jim Joseph Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. He is the author of Station Identification: A Cultural History of Yiddish Radio in the United States.

Table of Contents

Geeve A. Lesten and Ari Y. Kelman
Nize Baby (1926) (Excerpts)
Dunt Esk! (1927)
De Night in de Front from Chreesmas (1927)
Hiawatta (1926)
Famous Fimmales (1928)
Assorted Milt Gross Images
About the Editor

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More important than merely rescuing Gross from obscurity, however, Kelman provides important context for Gross's work, and in the process reminds us that history has more than a written and visual dimension."-H-Net ReviewsH-Net Reviews,

"Kelman's 50-page introduction is an indispensable guide to the personal, cultural, and sociological context that produced these hybrid works that are still entertaining today."-Jewish Book World,

"Highly recommended for the 'Jewish comics' or 'Jewish Americana' collections in academic, public, and synagogue libraries."-Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter,

"Kelman adeptly introduces Gross's work, providing "translations" of Gross's fabricated English-Jewish speech, contextual information on related cultural forms and other ethnic portrayals of the period, and footnotes detailing personalities and events mentioned. He also provides brief introductions to the five reproduced works. Augmented by the editor's careful, concise explanatory text, this welcome book puts a scholarly focus on aspects of cartooning normally ignored—comic strips and gag cartoons."-CHOICE,

"NYU Press' Is Diss a System? is a very welcome reprint of some of [Gross'] best work. Dazzling stuff."-Chattanooga Free Press

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