By Leo Rosten
Leo Rosten wrote his first story of Hyman Kaplan whilst he was once 24 and it used to be released to nice applause through the "New Yorker". Over the following years the journal ran all 15 of the unique tales that have been finally released in 1937 as "The schooling of Hyman Kaplan".
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