Isaac Bashevis Singer

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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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Why Noah Chose the Dove

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Illustrated by Eric Carle
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...


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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 Paperbacks

Yasha Mazur is a Houdini-like performer whose skill has made him famous throughout eastern Poland. Half Jewish, half gentile, a freethinker who slips easily...


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Shadows on the Hudson

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Joseph Sherman
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...


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The Penitent

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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The Family Moskat

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated from the Yiddish by A. H. Gross
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...


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Gimpel the Fool

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Introduction by Allegra Goodman; Translated by Saul Bellow
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...


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The Certificate

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

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...


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Scum

Issac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks


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A King of the Fields

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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....


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Meshugah

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

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...


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The Death of Methuselah

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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


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Passions

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks


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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 Paperbacks

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...


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Satan in Goray

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

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...


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Love and Exile

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Shosha

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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In My Father's Court

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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,...


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The Slave

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

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...


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Enemies, A Love Story

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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The Image and Other Stories

Isaac Beshevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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A Day of Pleasure

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Photographs by Roman Vishniac
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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Stories for Children

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


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The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Reaches of Heaven

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks


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A Crown of Feathers

Isaac Bashevis Singer
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The Seance and Other Stories

Isaac Bashevis Singer
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A Friend of Kafka

Issac Bashevis Singer
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Spinoza of Market Street and Other Stories

Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Short Friday

Isaac Bashevis Singer
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