Leo Rosten


Born
in Poland
April 11, 1908

Died
February 19, 1997


Leo Calvin Rosten was born in Lodz, Russian Empire (now Poland) and died in New York City. He was a teacher and academic, but is best known as a humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism and Yiddish lexicography.

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Pan Kaplan má stále třídu rád

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The Joys of Yiddish

4.22 avg rating — 593 ratings — published 1968 — 21 editions
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The Return of Hyman Kaplan

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The New Joys of Yiddish: Co...

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Captain Newman, M. D

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Religions of America

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Hooray for Yiddish!: A Book...

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“O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.”
Leo Rosten

“The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.”
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“I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.”
Leo Rosten, Captain Newman, M. D

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