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Now in a deluxe boxed set, The Library of America's three-volume collector's edition of the beloved Nobel Prize-winning writer and master storyteller.   First pubished ten years ago to mark the centennial of the birth of Isaac Bashevis Singer, one of ten…

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Four years after the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century, Jacob, a slave and cowherd in a Polish village high in the mountains, falls in love with Wanda, his master's daughter. Even after he is ransomed, he finds he can't live without her, and the…

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Isaac Bashevis Singer's first collection of stories, Gimpel the Fool , is a landmark work that has attracted international acclaim since it was first published in 1957. In Saul Bellow's masterly translation, the title story follows the exploits of Gimpel, an…

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The fiftieth anniversary of a lost classic-a deceptively sophisticated tale of sexual compulsion and one man's flight from love Yasha Mazur is a Houdini-like performer whose skill has made him famous throughout eastern Poland. Half Jewish, half Gentile, a…

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As messianic zeal sweeps through medieval Poland, the Jews of Goray divide between those who, like the Rabbi, insist that no one can "force the end" and those who follow the messianic pretender Sabbatai Zevi. But as hysteria and depravity increase, it becomes…

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Thirty-six stories by the Nobel Prize winner, including some of his most famous such as "Zlateh the Goat," "Mazel and Shlimazel," and "The Fools of Chelm and the Stupid Carp." Stories for Children is a 1984 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of…

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A delightful addition to the cherished autobiographical work of the Nobel Laureate A sequel to I. B. Singer's classic memoir In My Father's Court , these stories, published serially in the Daily Forward, depict the beth din in his father's home on Krochmalna…

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Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer introduces readers to the village of Chelm in this Newbery Honor Book. Chelm is a village of fools. The most famous fools—the oldest and the greatest—are the seven Elders. But there are lesser fools too: a silly…

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The vanished way of life of Eastern European Jews in the early part of the twentieth century is the subject of this extraordinary novel. All the strata of this complex society were populated by powerfully individual personalities, and the whole community pulsated…

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When the Nobel Prize committee praised his “ impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life, ” Isaac Bashevis Singer modestly replied, “ I never sit down to write to…

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Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, and children's books. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

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Love and Exile contains the three volumes of the Nobel Prize Winner's spiritual autobiography, covering his childhood in a rabbinical household in Poland, his young manhood in Warsaw and his beginning as a writer, and his emigration to New York before the…