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By Jefferson S. Chase

This quantity analyzes the conflation of "Jewishness" and satiric humour coming up at the side of the authors M.G. Saphir, Ludwig Borne and Heinrich Heine, whose wit encouraged massive public controversy within the interval 1820-1850. It additionally strains the impression of the assumption of Judenwitzon later conceptions of German literary and cultural heritage. Chase's inter-disciplinary method, which mixes specified old learn, humour thought and textual interpretation, describes Judenwitz as either a unfavourable stereotype and a good authorial approach. the result's the tale of a discourse that provided Jewish writers an access into the German mainstream even as it programmed an antisemitic reaction. With its exact concentration and method, "Inciting Laughter" bargains new views on questions of majority and minority id in German tradition.

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