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  • When young David and Mama and Papa are celebrating Hanukkah one frosty winter evening in Brooklyn, Papa sees a parakeet sitting on the window ledge. He lets the parakeet in and everyone is delighted to find that it speaks Yiddish. They name it Dreide...


  • “Noah was a righteous man,” says Isaac Bashevis Singer, so he and his family were to be saved from the flood. But rumor had it that only the best of all living creatures were to be taken aboard the Ark with Noah. In a fresh and lively approach to...


  • Paperback. Pub Date :2012-05-03 Language: English Publisher: Penguin PressClassics Herman Broder. a refugee and Holocaust survivor. has three women in his life: Yadwiga. the loyal Polish peasant who hid him in a hayloft from the Nazis; Masha . his be...


  • The Manor and The Estate—combined in this one-volume edition—bold tales of Polish Jews in the latter half of the nineteenth century, a time of rapid industrial growth and radical social change that enabled the Jewish community to move from the gh...



  • Beginning with “Gimpel the Fool,” the story that brought Isaac Bashevis Singer to prominence in America in the 1950s, this Library of America volume is the first of three gathering most of Singer’s short fiction. These stories were published in...



  • David Bendiner, a young writer and secularized Jew, has qualified to emigrate from Warsaw to Palestine, but he's broke, and in order to make the journey, he must enter into a fictitious marriage with a prosperous woman eager to get there. Grappling w...


  • Meshugah, Singer's third posthumous novel, is an impressive work which the author published serially in 1981 - 83. It concerns Holocaust survivors in New York in the early 1950s. The story is narrated by Aaron Greidinger, who finds himself inextricab...






  • An authentic literary great, Singer was an author whose extraordinary talents won him a worldwide audience. And with this impressive novel, he proved that he was at the height of his creative power until his recent death at age 86. Scum evokes the te...


  • A fictional exploration of primitive history, Singer's novel portrays an age of superstition and violence in a country emerging from the darkness of savagery. Part parable of modern civilization, part fascinating historical novel, it reaffrims the au...


  • A delightful addition to the cherished autobiographical work of the Nobel LaureateA sequel to I. B. Singer's classic memoir In My Father's Court, these stories, published serially in the Daily Forward, depict the beth din in his father's home on Kroc...


  • "A piercing work of fiction with a strong claim to being Singer's masterpiece" (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times), Shadows on the Hudson traces the intertwined lives of a group of Jewish refugees in New York City in the late 1940s. At its center...



  • The mean and ugly Emperor Cho Cho Shang orders that everything is to made opposite, with all things kind and decent to be deemed evil and all things evil deemed good, causing the people of China much distress, until a few brave souls defy the emperor...


  • Like Isaac Bashevis Singer's fiction, this poignant memoir of his childhood in the household and rabbinical court of his father is full of spirits and demons, washerwomen and rabbis, beggars and rich men. This rememberance of Singer's pious father, h...


  • Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha , his beautiful and neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously returned f...


  • The Image is a collection of twenty-two entertaining stories that range in time from the old days in Warsaw to recent years in America. The title story is haunted by a unique love that falls like a shadow between a newly married couple....




  • Thirty-six stories by the Nobel Prize winner, including some of his most famous such as "Zlateh the Goat," "Mazel and Shlimazel," and "The Fools of Chelm and the Stupid Carp.""Stories for Children" is a 1984 New York Times Book Review Notable Childre...



  • Shosha is a hauntingly lyrical love story set in Jewish Warsaw on the eve of its annihilation. Aaron Greidinger, an aspiring Yiddish writer and the son of a distinguished Hasidic rabbi, struggles to be true to his art when faced with the chance at ri...


  • Gifts is a limited cloth-bound edition of six Singer stories, including “Gifts” in English and its original Yiddish. A beautiful slip-cased book that is perfect for I.B. Singer’s devoted readers....


  • These four stories are infused with the wit and imagination, the humor and wisdom, that characterizes all of Isaac Bashevis Singers work. Theodore Bikel reads these wise and funny tales in classic Yiddish storyteller cadence, injecting special warmth...


  • Recognizing that Yentyl seems to have the soul and disposition of a man, her father studies the Torah and other holy books with her. When he dies, Yentyl feels that she no longer has a reason to remain in the village, and so, late one night, she cuts...


  • The forty-seven stories in this collection, selected by Singer himself out of nearly one hundred and fifty, range from the publication of his now-classic first collection, Gimpel the Fool, in 1957, until 1981. They include supernatural tales, slices ...


  • Seeking an escape from his unfaithful wife, mistress, and her greedy daughter, prosperous Joseph Shapiro journeys from America to Israel to find salvation and meaning in the traditional Jewish way of life...


  • The vanished way of life of Eastern European Jews in the early part of the twentieth century is the subject of this extraordinary novel. All the strata of this complex society were populated by powerfully individual personalities, and the whole commu...






  • Recognizing that Yentyl seems to have the soul and disposition of a man, her father studies the Torah and other holy books with her. When he dies, Yentyl feels that she no longer has a reason to remain in the village, and so, late one night, she cuts...








  • More than twenty stories--displaying the Nobel laureate's mastery of form, his range, and his unpredictability-feature New York writers, clairvoyants, Burial Society workers, fantasizing doctors, and other originals...



  • A retelling of a classic tale pits Mazel, the debonair spirit of good luck, against Shlimazel, the wicked spirit of bad luck, in a confrontation that enables a poor but honest lad to win and marry a king's daughter. Reissue....


  • Eight stories based on traditional Jewish themes from Eastern Europe include: Shrewd Todie & Lyzer the Miser; Tsirtsur & Peziza; Rabbi Leib & the Witch Cunegunde; The Elders of Chelm & Genendel's Key; Shlemiel, the Businessman; Utzel & His Daughter P...




  • The fiftieth anniversary of a lost classic a deceptively sophisticated tale of sexual compulsion and one man's flight from loveYasha Mazur is a Houdini-like performer whose skill has made him famous throughout eastern Poland. Half Jewish, half Gentil...


  • SInger s second collection of stories eleven in all including the title story A Tale of Two Liars and The Destruction of Kreshev BiographyThe great voice of the Yiddish language tradition in modern Jewish literature Isaac Bashevis Singer is best know...



  • Isaac Bashevis Singer's first collection of stories, Gimpel the Fool, is a landmark work that has attracted international acclaim since it was first published in 1957. In Saul Bellow's masterly translation, the title story follows the exploits of Gim...














  • Stated first printing bound in black cloth. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. The dust jacket has rubs to its edges and spine tips. Tanning to its spine. The rear panel is dust soiled and has a 3/4" vertical tear at its lower right corner....



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    Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer introduces readers to the village of Chelm in this Newbery Honor Book. Chelm is a village of fools. The most famous fools the oldest and the greatest are the seven Elders. But there are lesser fools too: a silly i...