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Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, and children's books. His books include The Slave and Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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The Parakeet Named Dreidel
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The Parakeet Named Dreidel

Isaac Bashevis Singer; illustrated by Suzanne Raphael Berkson
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

When young David and Mama and Papa are celebrating Hanukkah one frosty winter evening in Brooklyn, Papa sees a parakeet sitting on the window ledge. He lets the parakeet in and everyone is delighted...

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Why Noah Chose the Dove
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Why Noah Chose the Dove

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Illustrated by Eric Carle; Translated by Elizabeth Shub
Square Fish
Square Fish

"Noah was a righteous man," says Isaac Bashevis Singer, so he and his family were to be saved from the flood. But rumor had it that only the best of all living creatures were to be taken aboard the...

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The Magician of Lublin
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The Magician of Lublin

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated from the Yiddish by Elaine Gottlieb and Joseph Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Shadows on the Hudson
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Shadows on the Hudson

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Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Joseph Sherman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"A piercing work of fiction with a strong claim to being Singer's masterpiece" (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times), Shadows on the Hudson traces the intertwined lives of a group of Jewish refugees...

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The Penitent
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The Penitent

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Penitent tells the story of Jospeh Shapiro, his rapid climb to prosperity, his quick plunge into promiscuity, and his subsequent flight to Israel in order to find salvation.

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The Family Moskat
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The Family Moskat

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Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated from the Yiddish by A. H. Gross
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Mysteries

Mysteries

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Knut Hamsun; Introduction by Sven Birkerts; Afterword by Isaac Bashevis Singer / Translated from the Norwegian by Gerry Bothmer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In a Norwegian coastal town, society's carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal insight into human nature, Nagel draws...

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Gimpel the Fool
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Gimpel the Fool

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Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Saul Bellow; Introduction by Allegra Goodman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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The Certificate
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The Certificate

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Leonard Wolf
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

David Bendiner, a young writer and secularized Jew, has qualified to emigrate from Warsaw to Palestine, but he's broke, and in order to make the journey, he must enter into a fictitious marriage...

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Scum
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Scum

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An authentic literary great, Singer was an author whose extraordinary talents won him a worldwide audience. And with this impressive novel, he proved that he was at the height of his creative power...

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Meshugah
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Meshugah

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Nili Wachtel
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Meshugah, Singer's third posthumous novel, is an impressive work which the author published serially in 1981 - 83. It concerns Holocaust survivors in New York in the early 1950s. The story is narrated...

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A King of the Fields
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A King of the Fields

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A fictional exploration of primitive history, Singer's novel portrays an age of superstition and violence in a country emerging from the darkness of savagery. Part parable of modern civilization,...

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Passions
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Passions

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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The Death of Methuselah
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The Death of Methuselah

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Twenty stories from the Nobel Prizewinner, including "Disguised," a transvestite tale of the yeshiva student whose deserted wife finds him dressed as a woman and married to a man, and the title story,...

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More Stories from My Father's Court
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More Stories from My Father's Court

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated from the Yiddish by Curt Leviant
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A delightful addition to the cherished autobiographical work of the Nobel LaureateA sequel to I. B. Singer's classic memoir In My Father's Court, these stories, published serially...

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Satan in Goray
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Satan in Goray

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Introduction by Ruth R. Wisse; Translated by Jacob Sloan
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Shosha
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Shosha

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Shosha is a hauntingly lyrical love story set in Jewish Warsaw on the eve of its annihilation. Aaron Greidinger, an aspiring Yiddish writer and the son of a distinguished Hasidic rabbi, struggles...

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In My Father's Court
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In My Father's Court

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Like Isaac Bashevis Singer's fiction, this poignant memoir of his childhood in the household and rabbinical court of his father is full of spirits and demons, washerwomen and rabbis, beggars and...

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The Slave
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The Slave

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated from the Yiddish by the Author and Cecil Hemley
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Enemies, A Love Story
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Enemies, A Love Story

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha , his beautiful and neurotic true love;...

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The Image and Other Stories
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The Image and Other Stories

Isaac Beshevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Image is a collection of twenty-two entertaining stories that range in time from the old days in Warsaw to recent years in America. The title story is haunted by a unique love that falls...

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A Day of Pleasure
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A Day of Pleasure

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Photographs by Roman Vishniac
Square Fish
Square Fish

An ALA Notable Book.A Day of Pleasure is the winner of the 1970 National Book Award for Children's Books.

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Love and Exile
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Love and Exile

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Stories for Children
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Stories for Children

Isaac Bashevis Singer; With an Introduction and an Epilogue by the Author
Square Fish
Square Fish

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."

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The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
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The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The forty-seven stories in this collection, selected by Singer himself out of nearly one hundred and fifty, range from the publication of his now-classic first collection, Gimpel the Fool,...

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Reaches of Heaven
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Reaches of Heaven

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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A Crown of Feathers
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A Crown of Feathers

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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A Friend of Kafka
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A Friend of Kafka

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This book of twenty stories is Isaac Bashevis Singer's fifth collection and contains such classics as "The Cafeteria" and "On the Way to the Poorhouse."

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