Geniuses, fools, age-old Polish ghosts and dybbuks, modern New York exiles and survivors inhabit these 47 tales. Selected by Singer from his first eight volumes of short stories, they draw their themes, their humour and their magic from the author's Jewish roots.
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There are whole fistfuls of masterpieces in this one volume: a cornucopia of invention... The Collected Stories, when all is said and done, is an American Master's 'Book of Creation'. ( The New York Times Book Review )
Sparkling and triumphant, Isaac Bashevis Singer's stories are filled with wonder, gratitude, humour, irony and a wry eroticism that manages to exalt the pleasures of the flesh and the soul at the same time ( Washington Post Book World )
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and a memoir. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140186999