Wit and Jewish tradition in the Schnorrer by Israel Zangwill

  • Stefania Rutigliano University of Bari Aldo Moro
Keywords: Zangwill, wit, Freud


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.


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Author Biography

Stefania Rutigliano, University of Bari Aldo Moro
Stefania Rutigliano is researcher of Comparative Literature at the University of Bari.


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How to Cite
Rutigliano, S. (2016). Wit and Jewish tradition in the Schnorrer by Israel Zangwill. Between, 6(12). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/2167
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