The History of Nonsense

By Abe Socher

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 2006

The author explores the history and less than certain pedigree of a witty statement attributed to Saul Lieberman: "Nonsense is nonsense, but the history of nonsense is a very important science." (The author concludes that this attribution is credible.) The author asserts that in exploring the history of this bon mot, he wishes to challenge current students of past texts and ideas to contend with the worry that lurks beneath Lieberman's witticism.

Topic: Humor, Judaic Studies, Leadership, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Volume/Issue: Fall 2006

Page Number(s): 32-33

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Socher, Abe. The History of Nonsense. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2006: 32-33. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2603


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