The Certificate

Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Leonard Wolf

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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 with a prosperous woman eager to get there. Grappling with romantic, political and philosophical turmoil, David must also confront his faith when his father, an Orthodox rabbi, shows up in Warsaw.

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"Singer is the most magical of writers, transforming reality into art with seemingly effortless sleight of hand. His deceptively spare prose has a pristine clarity that is stunning in its impact."
--The New York Times
 
"[Singer's] triumph here is much like Dostoyevsky's in his later years when he wrote A Raw Youth and tapped the mad feel of his teens.... Done with gusto and panache."
--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
 
"Vintage Singer, a welcome addition to his oeuvre."
--Publishers Weekly

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THE CERTIFICATE by Isaac Bashevis Singer | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE CERTIFICATE . Aria on adolescence written in Singer's old age, set familiarly in the post-WW II Warsaw ghetto.
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Fiction Review: The Certificate by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Author, Leonard Wolf, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $22 (244p) ISBN 978-0-374-12029-0
A bittersweet posthumous finale to a distinguished career, this novel by the 1976 Nobel laureate returns one last time to the now-vanished universe of Polish Jewry between the world wars. Its narrator
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Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Leonard Wolf

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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The Certificate
Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Leonard Wolf

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
August 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374529345
ISBN10: 0374529345
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 244 pages
$20.00
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