Satan in Goray A Novel

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Introduction by Ruth R. Wisse; Translated by Jacob Sloan

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

0374524793

9780374524791

Trade Paperback

288 Pages

$15.00

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As this novel begins, messianic zeal is sweeping through medieval Poland. The Jews of the town of Goray divide between those who, like the Rabbi, insist that no one can "force the end" and those who instead follow the messianic pretender Sabbatai Zevi.

But as hysteria and depravity increase, it becomes clear that it is not the Messiah who has come to Goray.

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"A remarkable book, brilliant, enigmatic, it deserves the attention of anyone interested in modern literature . . . A work of the imagination which neither permits not requires easy statements."—Irving Howe

"Beautifully written by one of the masters of Yiddish prose, and beautifully translated, Satan in Goray is folk material transmutted into literature."—The New York Times Book Review

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