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Jeremy Dauber is the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture at Columbia University. He is the author of several books on Jewish literature, including In the Demon's Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern, Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature, and The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. He lives in New York City.

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"Mr Dauber deftly surveys the whole recorded history of Jewish humour..." -- The Economist
"Dauber's history of Jewish comedy is really one of how the past century's American-Jewish comedy relates to a deeper cultural heritage... it displays impressive mastery of the subject." -- The Spectator

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