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Yoshe Kalb

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Hardcover, 246 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Vanguard Press (first published 1932)
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Sandra
Un romanzo corale nel quale un’intera comunità, quella hassidica galiziana, assume il ruolo di coprotagonista accanto al protagonista, a colui il cui nome dà il titolo al libro: egli arriva adolescente silenzioso e timoroso dalla vicina e al contempo lontana Russia, dalla corte hassidica di Rachmanivke, sempre in silenzio diviene sposo della figlia del rabbino di Nyesheve, senza mai alzare gli occhi né pronunciare una parola egli commette il peccato più grave che un morigerato ebreo possa compie ...more
Carolina
Israel Singer è un narratore magistrale, la sua Famiglia Karnowski è un romanzo di rara bellezza e di importanza capitale per il Novecento non solo letterario. Yoshe Kalb è un romanzo altrettanto bello, ma differente. Ha un fascino mistico e il lettore non può restare indifferente di fronte al protagonista e al segreto non tanto della sua identità quanto piuttosto del suo animo, dei suoi desideri, della sua umanità insieme schiva e palpitante, peccatrice e santissima. Un libro di ritmo (nella pr ...more
Steven Drachman
I won't summarize this as another reviewer already has already done a good job of it, but I will add that (1) this is impossible to put down; (2) it is, I think, a really nasty bit of business; (3) I like to take a more positive view of religion than this book does; and (4) if it were written the same year by a German Christian, it might be reviled today as terribly antisemitic. So I guess we're lucky that it wasn't.
Ffiamma
"tu che sei sotto giudizio- disse- chi sei?"
"non lo so" [...]
"e che facevi nei tuoi vagabondaggi?"
"non lo so"

bellissimo romanzo su un personaggio strampalato, fragile, sfuggente, mistico, magari pazzo- che appare e scompare seminando scompiglio (forse suo malgrado) nelle comunità di ebrei galiziani. singer tratteggia una galleria di trafficoni, studiosi, pii rabbini, mendicanti, arrampicatori sociali donne sottomesse e indomite e mentre racconta un tema difficile come l'identità, mette alla berl
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Agnes Kelemen
Izgalmas, letehetetlen és hátborzongató. Élesen bírálja és szarkasztikusan leplezi le a haszidizmus 19. század végi erkölcsi hanyatlását, és hogy hogyan szipolyozták ki anyagilag és lelkileg is egyes rabbidinasztiák a hiszékeny követőket. Olvastam olyan véleményt, hogy az elbeszélői hang már-már antiszemita. nem tudom, hogy egy nem zsidó szerző megírhatta volna-e ezt a regényt, de az biztos, hogy Israel Joshua Singer idejében helye volt ennek, akkir még egyáltalán nem a döglött oroszlán rugdosás ...more
Kristy
This Yiddish novel from the 1930s tells the story of a young Hasidic boy who is married to the daughter of a very earthy Rabbi. The desperate mutual lust between the boy and the very young fourth wife of the Rabbi leads to a disaster and guilt that sets the boy wandering. A compelling read, although I'm still not sure what the ending is all about. I'll have to think on this one for awhile...
Tongibus
"Dopo la decima edizione de La famiglia Karnowski, Adelphi Edizioni ha deciso di ripubblicare Yoshe Kalb, romanzo tragicomico scritto con piglio realista, spietato sguardo d’insieme sulle corti dell’ebraismo ortodosso d’inizio novecento"

La mia recensione su Popoff Quotidiano: http://popoffquotidiano.it/2014/06/05...
Dave
Isaac Bashevis Singer said his brother I J Singer was the better writer. He is a wonderful storyteller. The paperback edition I have says on the cover "The Death of Russian Jewry" or something like that. There is no connection. This is like printing "Dangers of Space Travel!" on the cover of The Little Prince.
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Israel Joshua Singer was a Yiddish novelist. He was born Yisroel Yehoyshue (Yeshue) Zinger the son of Pinchas Mendl Zinger, a rabbi and author of rabbinic commentaries, and Basheva Zylberman. He was the brother of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer and novelist Esther Kreitman.
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