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The Spinoza of Market Street by Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Nov 08, 2014

it was amazing

A simply wonderful collection of stories set in the long-vanished Jewish villages of eastern Europe, first published in 1963. Richly drawn, passionate, lively and witty tales of everyday lives, with love, lust, faith, ambition and tragedy on vivid display, often all within the same story. For me the highlight is the novella-length "The Destruction of Kreshev", the story of a doomed marriage (and doomed village) narrated by none other than the devil himself (!), but everything here ranges from very good to excellent.

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Reading Progress

November 8, 2014 – Shelved
November 8, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
September 25, 2015 – Started Reading
October 6, 2015 – Finished Reading

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