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Lot #    19368
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 12:01:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Der khoson
Title (Hebrew)    דער חתן: א שפאס אין איין אקט
Author    [First Ed.] Der Tunkeler (Joseph Tunkel)
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Ferlag
Publication Date    1920
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [26] pp. 181:143 mm., nice margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in the original paper wrappers.
   A humorous play in one act by Der Tunkeler, 1881-1949. Der Tunkeler is the pseudonym of Joseph Tunkel, a Yiddish humorist and cartoonist. Born in Bobruisk, White Russia, he emigrated to New York in 1906, where he founded and edited the satirical weeklies Der Kibitzer (1909–10) and Der Groyse Kundes (1910), but in 1910 returned to Warsaw, where he edited the humorous supplement of the Yiddish daily Der Moment.

In 1939 he succeeded in escaping to France and, in 1941, to the United States, where he wrote for the New York Yiddish daily Forward.

Der Tunkeler was one of the most popular humorists in the Yiddish press. His humorous pamphlets and books were widely read, his one-act plays often performed, and his comic sketches recited by many artists. His good-natured humor and mild satire are contained in such works as Oyf tsu Kloymersht (1924). He edited the humorous magazine Zoyer Milkh (1927), and Ikh Lakh fun Aykh (1931).

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Theater
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica