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No New Jokes

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At Bald Sam's luncheonette in Brooklyn, Izzy and his friends Archie Feinstein, Jack Goldfarb, Benny Kubbleman, and Meyer Woolf gather to eat, to watch the Dodgers on TV, and to share their hopes and their fears. But most of all, Izzy and his friends tell jokes. They've heard them all before, but in this time and place, jokes are their best defense against the sense of powe ...more
Hardcover, 187 pages
Published December 2nd 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 1st 1980)
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Jun 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
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A book full of jokes, but you won't laugh. This is a story about Izzy, a jew from Poland (or Ukraine) who immigrated to Ney York and fought in WWII. Traumatized, desillusioned, speechless. He sits with his friends in this café and listens to all their jokes which he knows by heart.

You know this one where this old guy... And so on and so on.

A good and sad read which leaves you as speechless as Izzy himself.
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