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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

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 Street in Warsaw. A unique institution, the beth din was a combined court of law, synagogue, scholarly institution, and psychologist's office where people sought out the advice and counsel of a neighborhood rabbi.

The twenty-seven stories gathered here show this world as it appeared to a young boy. From the earthy to the ethereal, these stories provide an intimate and powerful evocation of a bygone world.

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CHAIM THE LOCKSMITH 
 
Although everyone called him Chaim the locksmith, he was actually what we here in America call a plumber. He repaired water pipes, especially clogged toilet lines, a frequent problem in our street.Chaim was a man of middling height, strong and broad-shouldered, with a face brown as bronze and a beard to match. His clothes seemed to be dusted with rust. Although he was still young, his face had the lines and wrinkles of a laboring man who does not spare himself. Summer and winter he wore a short jacket and high boots.
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"[More Stories from My Father's Court] has a freshness and immediacy that makes it not merely delightful reading but that gives the best of these autobiographical stories a lingering, uncanny power." --Jonathan Rosen, The New York Times Book Review

"Further testament to the sentimental education that shaped Singer's extraordinary imagination, and his indelible contribution to 20th-Century literature." --Kera Bolonik, Newsday
"[More Stories from My Father's Court] has a freshness and immediacy that makes it not merely delightful reading but that gives the best of these autobiographical stories a lingering, uncanny power." --Jonathan Rosen, The New York Times Book Review

"Further testament to the sentimental education that shaped Singer's extraordinary imagination, and his indelible contribution to 20th-Century literature." --Kera Bolonik, Newsday

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  • Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated from the Yiddish by Curt Leviant

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