Wit and Jewish tradition in the Schnorrer by Israel Zangwill

Stefania Rutigliano


According to Freud's view in his essay Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Umbewusstsein, this article refers to the ironic use of Jewish tradition in Zangwill's novel and to its intersections with other literary examples (picaresque novel, Sterne). In particular this article point out the relation between the main use of logical wits and the question of Jewish identity.


Zangwill; wit; Freud

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/2167

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-20281

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