Negotiating Jewishness: Curb Your Enthusiasm and the Schlemiel Tradition

  title={Negotiating Jewishness: Curb Your Enthusiasm and the Schlemiel Tradition},
  author={David Gillota},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  pages={152 - 161}
  • David Gillota
  • Published 22 November 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television
Abstract Larry David's persona in Curb Your Enthusiasm serves as a contemporary manifestation of the schlemiel from Yiddish culture. Although David keeps the essential aspects of the schlemiel intact, he adapts them to twenty-first-century America. David's schlemiel persona reflects the uneasiness many Jewish people feel about their place in multicultural America. 

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