Zlateh The Goat and other stories Author:Isaac Bashevis Singer FOREWORD: Children are as puzzled by passing time as grown ups. What happens to a day once it is gone? Where are all our yesterdays with their joys and their sorrows? Literature helps us to remember the past with its many moods. To the storyteller yesterday is still here aqs are the years and the decades gone by. — In stories time does not van... more »ish. Neither do men and animals. For the writer and his readers all creatures go on living forever. What happened long ago is still present.
It is in this spirit that I wrote these tales. In real life many of the people that I describe no longer exist, but to me they remain alive and I hope they will amuse the reader with their wisdom, their strange beliefs, and sometimes with their foolishness.« less