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Collected Stories II: A Friend of Kafka to Passions

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To mark the centennial of the birth of Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Library of America presents Collected Stories, a major celebration of Singer's achievement. Beginning with Gimpel the Fool, whose title story brought Singer to sudden prominence in America when translated by Saul Bellow in 1953, and concluding with The Death of Methuselah, the collection published three year ...more
Hardcover, 800 pages
Published July 8th 2004 by Library of America
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Greg Brozeit
The second of three volumes of the short stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer contains three collections originally published between 1970-1975. Whereas the first volume focused primarily on late 19th/early 20th century Jewish/Yiddish stories from Poland and Galicia—ranging from vignettes about individuals to more mystical fantasy about demons, imps, dybbuks and angels—this volume includes more semi-autobiographical stories about life among the Yiddish friends and acquaintances of Singer. But there ...more
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Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish American author of Jewish descent, noted for his short stories. He was one of the leading figures in the Yiddish literary movement, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.
His memoir, "A Day Of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw", won the U.S. National Book Award in Children's Literature in 1970, while his collection "A Crown of Feathers
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