WorldCat Identities

Rosten, Leo 1908-1997

Overview
Works: 272 works in 1,064 publications in 10 languages and 26,143 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humor  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Controlled vocabularies  Humorous fiction  Quotations  Sayings  Biographies  Motion pictures  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Scenarist, Compiler, Interviewee, Creator, Conceptor, Redactor
Classifications: PS3535.O7577, 200.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leo Rosten
The joys of Yiddish; a relaxed lexicon of Yiddish, Hebrew and Yinglish words often encountered in English ... from the days of the Bible to those of the beatnik by Leo Rosten( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and Yiddish and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you know when to cry Mazel tov -- and when to avoid it like the plague? Did you know that Oy! is not a word, but a vocabulary with 29 distinct variations, sighed, cried, howled, or moaned, employed to express anything from ecstasy to horror? Here are words heard 'round the English-speaking world: chutzpa, or gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, " ... that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and his father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan." Then there's mish-mosh, or mess, hodgepodge, total confusion ... and shamus, or private eye. They're all here and more, in Leo Rosten's glorious classic The Joys of Yiddish, which weds scholarship to humor and redefines dictionary to reflect the heart and soul of a people through their language, illuminating each entry with marvelous stories and epigrams from folklore and the Talmud, from Bible to borscht belt and beyond. With Rosten's help, anyone can pronounce and master the nuances of words that convey everything from compassion to skepticism. Savor the irresistible pleasure of Yiddish in this banquet of a book!--Amazon.com
Religions of America : ferment and faith in an age of crisis : a new guide and almanac by Leo Rosten( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines religion in the United States today, with nineteen essays in the first section that discuss religious creeds from the major established groups to cults, and an almanac in the second section with statistics, opinion polls, documents, and sociological resumes
Religions in America; a completely revised and up-to-date guide to churches and religious groups in the United States by Leo Rosten( Book )

25 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous Look magazine series on religion, greatly amplified and rewritten
The return of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N by Leo Rosten( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1988 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous stories about the American Preparatory School for Adults. In this new series Hyman Kaplan is again the star
Leo Rosten's treasury of Jewish quotations by Leo Rosten( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dazzlement of 4,500 proverbs, folk sayings, witticisms, insights, maxims and moralisms - collected over 58 years, freshly translated or rewritten, and garnished with irony, paradox and truth."
The new Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten( Book )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated version of the informal dictionary which offers the history and folklore behind Yiddish and Hebrew words as well as literal translations adds information on linguistic and cultural changes since Rosten's day
The education of Hyman Kaplan by Leo Rosten( Book )

71 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A somewhat rueful account of proceedings in a night school Americanization class." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation
The education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N by Leo Rosten( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1944 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly emigrated Hyman Kaplan struggles to learn English under the guidance of long-suffering Mr. Parkhill in an adult language class in New York City. Hyman's ingenuity eventually leads him to triumph over grammatical rules, as he and his fellow immigrants reveal their dreams of America are more than a linguistic challenge
Captain Newman, M.D by Leo Rosten( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in 7 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Newman is the pivotal point upon which revolves this realistic account of both hilarious and poignant episodes involving disturbed personalities undergoing treatment at the Psychiatric Ward at Camp Colfax, a fictional Air Corps base somewhere in the southwest
Hooray for Yiddish! : a book about English by Leo Rosten( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A cheerful lexicon of Yiddish words which have become part of the English language, plus English words and phrases which have been trasformed into Yinglish; the whole garnished with stories, jokes, parables, reverent quotations from the Talmud and a glittering gallery of writers, rabbis, sages wits, with impulsive side trips into faith, folklore, genious and history of the Jews-- from their servitude in Babylon to their magnitude in Beverly Hills."
O K*A*P*L*A*N! My K*A*P*L*A*N! by Leo Rosten( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood : the movie colony, the movie makers by Leo Rosten( Book )

33 editions published between 1941 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trumpet for reason by Leo Rosten( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind the painting by Leo Rosten( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the story behind the painting of just artist from the Renaissance to the ealry 19th century
Rome wasn't burned in a day: the mischief of language by Leo Rosten( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Rosten's Giant book of laughter by Leo Rosten( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Look book( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes pictures of world leaders, politicians, entertainers, artists, musicians, designers, athletes, and other famous people
The Washington correspondents by Leo Rosten( Book )

21 editions published between 1937 and 1974 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of positive nonsense by Leo Rosten( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The joys of Yiddish; a relaxed lexicon of Yiddish, Hebrew and Yinglish words often encountered in English ... from the days of the Bible to those of the beatnik
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Religions of America : ferment and faith in an age of crisis : a new guide and almanacThe new Joys of YiddishThe education of Hyman KaplanThe education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*NHooray for Yiddish! : a book about EnglishHollywood : the movie colony, the movie makers
Alternative Names

controlled identityRoss, Leonard Q., 1908-1997

Calvin Leo Rosten

Leo Calvin Rosten

Leo Rosten Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Leo Rosten americký učitel a humorista

Leo Rosten Amerikaans lexicograaf (1908-1997)

Leo Rosten écrivain américain

Leo Rosten escriptor estatunidenc

Leo Rosten escritor estadounidense

Leo Rosten scriitor american

Leo Rosten scrittore statunitense

Leo Rosten usona verkisto

Leo Rosten yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Ross Leonard 1908-1997

Ross, Leonard Q.

Ross, Leonard, Q., 1908-

Ross Leonard Q. 1908-1997

Rosten, L. C. 1908-

Rosten Leo

Rosten, Leo, 1908-

Rosten Leo 1908-1997

Rosten, Leo C.

Rosten, Leo C. 1908-

Rosten, Leo C. 1908-1997

Rosten, Leo Calvin 1908-

Rosten, Leo Calvin 1908-1997

Rosten, Leonard Q. 1908-1997

Λέο Ρόστεν

Лео Ростен

לאו רוסטן סופר אמריקאי

لئو روستن

ليو روستين

レオ・ロステン

ロステン, レオ

利奧·羅斯滕

Languages
English (489)

German (28)

French (11)

Czech (10)

Italian (5)

Danish (3)

Dutch (3)

Finnish (2)

Spanish (2)

Yiddish (1)