An Isaac Bashevis Singer READER Author:Isaac Bashevis Singer This rich collection of the writings of Isaac Bashevis Singer demonsrates his mastery of three forms--novel, short story, and memoir. "Singer is like Chekhov for his endless stream of warm, racy humanity--what dialogue one finds on every page! He is like Gogol for quality of invention and power of grotesquerie. But, most of all, he is like Isaac... more » Bashevis Singer, a phenomenon of nature."--Charles A. Brady, Buffalo News.
THE NOVEL. The Magician of Lublin, a fantastic saga of Yasha Mazur, master magician, skeptic, mind reader, lover, hypnotist, tightrope walker,apostate, escape artist, and holy man. "Singer's writing has a clean and sun-washed optimism, the sense of hman uncertainty in the face of divine certainty that Martin Buber called 'holy insecurity.'"--Time
THE STORIES. A selection of 15 stories: "Gimpel the Fool", "The Mirror", "The Unseen", "The Spinoza of Market Street", "The Black Wedding", "The Man Who Came Back", "Short Friday", "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy", "Blood", "The Fast", "The Seance", "The Slaughterer", "The Lecture", "Getzel the Monkey", "A Friend of Kafka."
THE MEMOIRS. "My Father's Friend", "Dreamers", "A Wedding", and "Had He Been a Kohen"--four pieces, translated and revised by Isaac Bashevis Singer especially for this book.« less