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Draitser, Emil 1937-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 109 publications in 4 languages and 3,989 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PG3549.D7, B
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Most widely held works about Emil Draitser
 
Most widely held works by Emil Draitser
Techniques of satire : the case of Saltykov-Ščedrin by Emil Draitser( )

16 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin's Romeo spy : the remarkable rise and fall of the KGB's most daring operative : the true life of Dmitri Bystrolyotov by Emil Draitser( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living a life that seems incredible even for a spy novel, Dmitri Bystrolyotov was a sailor, doctor, lawyer, and writer, fluent in many languages, whose success as a spy hinged on the fact that he was a charming, handsome, and very adept at seducing women. He stole military secrets from Germany and Italy and fed Stalin information from all over Europe, with his conquests including a French embassy employee, the wife of a British official, and a disfigured Gestapo officer. His story took an unexpected turn when at the height of Stalin's purges he was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to hard labor in the Gulag, where he risked further punishment by documenting how the regime he once served fully and unquestioningly had descended into a monstrous legacy of crimes against humanity
Taking penguins to the movies : ethnic humor in Russia by Emil Draitser( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Russian and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Taking Penguins to the Movies, Emil Draitser offers an insider's view of Russian society by presenting and analyzing Russian ethnic jokes that center on Jews, Georgians, Ukrainians, Chukchis, and other groups. Drawn from Russian joke books and the author's private collection, most of the 300 jokes and popular rhymes, ethnicity-related proverbs and sayings appear in English for the first time." "Draitser uses humor as a means of understanding the attitudes and customs, beliefs and idiosyncrasies, and inter- and intra-group relationships of this multinational society. In analyzing the jokes, he seeks to determine what makes them funny, why certain groups are targeted, and even why a mediocre joke can be received with great enthusiasm. He traces the evolution of ethnic stereotyping, examines the circumstances under which such jokes arise, shows how they are used to project anxieties on out-groups, and suggests what they reveal about those who tell them."--Jacket
Making war, not love : gender and sexuality in Russian humor by Emil Draitser( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the content of some 600 Russian jokes, proverbs, sayings, and popular rhymes, offering an insider's view on the sociological and psychological functions of Russian sexual folklore and the way it reflects relationships between men and women. Leaves no dirty joke untold in examination of such taboo subjects as adultery, impotence, and gender and violence
Forbidden laughter : Soviet underground jokes( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peshchera neozhidannosteĭ : rasskazy by Emil Draitser( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Russian and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Russkie poėty XIX veka : antologii︠a︡ dli︠a︡ studentov( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Russian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agent Dmitri : the remarkable rise and fall of the KGB's most daring operative by Emil Draitser( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Russkie poėty XX veka : antologii︠a︡ dli︠a︡ studentov( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poteri︠a︡lsi︠a︡ malʹchik, i drugie rasskazy by Emil Draitser( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Russian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Szpieg Stalina : zdumiewająca kariera na Zachodzie i dramatyczny upadek na Wschodzie rosyjskiego superszpiega by Emil Draitser( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Polish and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailor, painter, doctor, lawyer, polyglot, and writer, Dmitri Bystrolyotov (1901–75) led a life that might seem far-fetched for a spy novel, yet here the truth is stranger than fiction. The result of a thirty-five-year journey that started with a private meeting between the author and Bystrolyotov in 1973 Moscow and continued through the author's subsequent research in international archives, Stalin's Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB's Most Daring Operative pieces together a life lived in the shadows of the twentieth century's biggest events. One of the “Great Illegals," a te
Agent Dmitri : the secret history of Russia's most daring spy by Emil Draitser( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sailor, artist, lawyer, and writer, fluent in many languages, Bystrolyotov was one of a team of outstanding Soviet spies operating in Western countries between the world wars
Techniques of satire : the case of Saltykov-Ščedrin by Emil Draitser( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Italian and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na kudykinu goru : Odesskiĭ roman by Emil Draitser( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Russian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nedozvolennyĭ smekh : anekdoty iz SSSR = Forbidden laughter : Soviet underground jokes( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in Russian and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agent Dmitri by Emil Draitser( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sailor, artist, lawyer and writer, fluent in many languages, Dmitri Bystrolyotov was one of a team of outstanding Soviet spies operating in Western countries between the world wars. He was a dashing man whose modus operandi was the seduction of women — among them a French embassy employee, the wife of a British official and a disfigured Gestapo officer. He stole military secrets from Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, and enabled Stalin to look into the diplomatic pouches of many European countries. Idealistically committed to the Motherland, he showed extraordinary courage and physical prowess
Nedozvolennyĭ smekh : anekdoty iz SSSR = Forbidden laughter : Soviet underground jokes( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shush! : growing up Jewish under Stalin : a memoir by Emil Draitser( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The old man wears a skullcap, and I m puzzled and secretly irritated: why declare to everybody that you re a Jew?" Growing up in Odessa in Soviet Ukraine in the post-Holocaust years, under Stalin, Draitser despises his Jewish identity. Mocked at school, he absorbs the virulent anti-Semitism. He hates Yiddish. Now a professor of Russian at Hunter College in New York, he looks back, blending historical overview with a present-tense narrative of how it feels to be a child taught to despise his culture. More than the commentary, the unforgettable drama--and the answer to the racism--is the celebration of Jewish family life and the richness of Yiddish, from the curse words to the endearments. Papa, a house-painter, is always looking for a famous Jew to celebrate. But the hero is Mama, labeled "dependent" on the official papers, but the true head of the family in their crammed one-roomed apartment, her cooking an expression of love, even when it seems excessive: "Take some more. It's good for you." Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews
Techniques of Satire : the Case of Saltykov-Šcedrin by Emil Draitser( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic art of Saltykov-Shchedrin by Emil Draitser( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Russian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Stalin's Romeo spy : the remarkable rise and fall of the KGB's most daring operative : the true life of Dmitri Bystrolyotov
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Taking penguins to the movies : ethnic humor in RussiaMaking war, not love : gender and sexuality in Russian humor[Russkie poėty XX veka : antologii︠a︡ dli︠a︡ studentovShush! : growing up Jewish under Stalin : a memoirThe supervisor of the sea & other storiesKto ty takoĭ : Odessa, 1945-1953 gg. Avtobiograficheskie zapiski
Alternative Names

controlled identityAbramov, Ėmilʹ, 1937-

Abramov, Èmil'.

Abramov, Ėmilʹ 1937-

Draitser, Emil

Draitser, Emil 1937-

Draitser, Emil A. 1937-

Dreitser, Èmil'.

Dreĭt︠s︡er, Ėmilʹ 1937-

Drejcer, Èmil'.

Drejcer, Ėmilʹ, 1937-

Drejcer, Ėmilʹ A. 1937-

Emil Draitser schrijver uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika (1937-)

Абрамов, Эмиль 1937-

Дрейцер, Эмиль 1937-

Эмиль Дрейцер

Languages
English (72)

Russian (14)

Polish (3)

Italian (1)