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Kishon, Ephraim

Overview
Works: 105 works in 350 publications in 3 languages and 3,465 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy films  Humor  History  Anecdotes  Satirical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Caricatures and cartoons  Satire 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Librettist, Scenarist
Classifications: PJ5054.K5, 892.48607
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ephraim Kishon
Blow softly in Jericho by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-five essays from his regular newspaper column
Wise guy, Solomon by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

6 editions published between 1900 and 1977 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look back, Mrs. Lot! by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallah Shabati by Ephraim Kishon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Hebrew and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1949, a Yemenite Jewish family that was flown to Israel during "Operation Magic Carpet", a clandestine operation that flew 49,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel the year after the state was formed, is forced to move to a government settlement camp in Israel, not realizing the challenges that lie on the horizon for new immigrants. Sallah, the family patriarch with a permanent scowl, discovers the hard way that Israeli bureaucracy could keep his family out of a permanent home for years -- and he vows to fight it...his way. His aversion to hard work and socialist values soon make him a deviant in the eyes of kibbutz leaders and government officials. The sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their promised apartment and are abandoned for months
Noah's ark : tourist class. by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The policeman = ha-Shoṭer Azulai( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officer Azulai has a kind nature, letting thieves and petty criminals go free. When his career is threatened, he must prove his usefulness
Sallah( Visual )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Hebrew and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kishon's subversive satire of Israeli bureacracy initiated the production of a series of films centering on Ashkenazi/Sephardi tension. The story takes place in the fifties during a period of mass immigration to Israel. Topol stars as Sallah, the alternately wily and humble hero who lives with his large family in the ma'abara, spartan transient camps, overwhelmingly populated by Sephardic arrivals who were supposed to stay only for a short time but remained for years. Lazy, amiable Sallah, whose major talent is backgammon, demands shikkun (permanent housing) as he was promised. In his attempt to obtain it, he tries his luck at various schemes ranging from selling a gigantic bulldog from the kibbutz to a bourgeois couple, selling himself to rival political parties and trying to sell his daughter to the man offering the highest marriage price
Woe to the victors! by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Hebrew and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teʻalat Blaʼumilkh = The Blaumilch Canal( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Hebrew and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A madman escapes from the asylum in Tel-Aviv, and starts digging a canal right in the middle of one of the main streets. Due to the bureaucratic mess in the city administration, not only does nobody try to stop him, he actually receives the help of the police, the city engineer, etc. The one city clerk who finds out what is really going on is, of course, declared insanity
Hebrew with Kishon by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My family right or wrong by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seasick whale : an Israeli abroad by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

58 maʻarkhonim by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in Hebrew and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sefer mishpaḥti by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in Hebrew and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fox in the chicken-coop; a satirical novel by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and Hebrew and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No oil, Moses by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The funniest man in the world : the wild and crazy humor of Ephraim Kishon by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maʻarkhonim by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 1973 in Hebrew and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mishpaṭ ha-avhut shel ha-nagar Yosef : ḳomedyah mi-shenat 0 la-sefirah by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seliḥah she-nitsaḥnu! by Ephraim Kishon( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in Hebrew and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The funniest man in the world : the wild and crazy humor of Ephraim Kishon
Alternative Names
Hoffman

Hoffmann, Ferenc

Hoffmann, Ferenc 1924-2005

Hofmann, Ferenc

Kishon, Efraim

Kishon, Efrájim

Ḳishon, Efrayim

Kishont, Ferenc

Kisôm, Efraim

קישון, אפרים

Languages
English (73)

Hebrew (68)

German (11)

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