Leo Rosten

Leo Rosten

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leo Calvin Rosten was born in d, Russian Empire 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. Rosten was born into a Yiddish-speaking family in what is now Poland, but emigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1911 at age three. His parents were Samuel C. Rosten and Ida Freundlich Rosten, both trade unionists. They opened a knitting shop in the Greater Lawndale area of Chicago, where Rosten and his younger sister grew up among other working-class Jewish families. Like their neighbors, the children spoke both English and Yiddish. Rosten showed an interest in books and language very early, and began writing stories when he was only nine. He put himself through school and earned degrees from both the University of Chicago, where he obtained his doctorate, and the London School of Economicsshow more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135759523
  • 9786135759525