The Funniest Man in the World: The Wild and Crazy Humor of Ephraim Kishon

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SP Books, 1989 - Fiction - 190 pages
These humorous stories are full of life itself--children, dogs, neighbors, domestic appliances, taxi drivers, policemen, media men, publishers, plumbers, bureaucrats . . . touched by that spark of lunacy which makes it worth turning the page to see what happens next.
 

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Contents

CONTENTS
9
A GONDOLA FOR TWO
16
LAND WITHOUT FLEAS
22
BULLSHIT ARTISTS
31
THE CHAMP CHUMP
37
MY CLIENT MR KITCHEN
47
THE ESPRESSO GAMBIT
58
THE JERUSALEM GOLEM
83
CAREFUL SHALOW WATER
121
THE HARDEST CURRENCY
131
THE ECONOMICS OF BABYSITTING
140
THE INSULT AND THE INJURY
152
THE JOYS OF FAMILY TRANSPORT
161
THE LAST OF THE CRAFTSMEN
169
LIVING OUT OF A SUITCASE
179
THE BLAUMILCH CANAL
185

MAXIMALISTS REVOLT
93
THE QUIZ
100

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About the author (1989)

An Israeli satirist, playwright, film writer, and director, Kishon is best known in the English-speaking world for his feuilletons, or political pamphlets. Born in Budapest, Kishon first began publishing humorous essays there. In 1949 he immigrated to Israel and began writing his columns for the Hebrew daily newspaper Omer and later for the daily Ma'ariv and the Jerusalem Post. Kishon is considered Israel's national humorist. He has been awarded the Israeli Nordau Prize, the Herzl Prize for Literature, and the Sokolov Prize for outstanding journalistic achievement.

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