Rosten, Leo Calvin

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Born: Apr 11, 1908 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists


US (Polish-born) author and political scientist.

 

1908 - Born on the 11th of April in Lodz, Russian Empire (now Poland).

 

1911 - Immigrated to US.

 

1937 - Finished  PhD, at the University of Chicago.

 

1937-1968 - Wrote fiction "The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N" 1937 (under pseudonym Leonard Q. Ross), nonfiction "The Joys of Yiddish" 1968.

 

1968 - Encyclopedic volume The Joys of Yiddish (1968), a guide to the Yiddish language and to Jewish culture (as well as a source for anecdotes and Jewish humor).

 

1976-1982 - It was followed by "O Kaplan! My Kaplan!" 1976, and Hooray for Yiddish! (1982) , a humorus lexicon of the American language as influenced by Jewish culture.

 

1997 - Died on 19th of February in New York.

 

 

 

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