Books by Ruth R. Wisse

NO JOKE by Ruth R. Wisse
Released: June 1, 2013

"Seriously funny, humorously serious, scholarly, witty and wise."
A survey and analysis of Jewish humor, from the Bible to Larry David and Sacha Baron Cohen. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A worthy effort that suffers from its own cloudy aims."
Wisse (If I Am Not for Myself, 1992) seeks to define a modern canon of works—in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, German, Polish, Italian, and English—through which Jews have expressed their sense of who they are and what they have come to be in the years since the monopoly of their sacred literature was broken during the Enlightenment. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 5, 1992

"Nonetheless, an important book, likely to generate intense discussion."
Furious blast at anti-Semitism and the liberals who tolerate it. Read full book review >