God, Jew, Satan in the Works of Isaac Bashevis-Singer

God, Jew, Satan in the Works of Isaac Bashevis-Singer

by I. Biletzky, I.Ch. Biletzky
     
 

The roots and origins of Isaac Bashevis Singer's works are illuminated in this comprehensive survey. Biletzky treats his subject from several perspectives, describing Singer's life story and its influence on his work while also critiquing Singer's work and focusing on its realistic and nonrealistic dimensions. The author also explores the relationship between

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The roots and origins of Isaac Bashevis Singer's works are illuminated in this comprehensive survey. Biletzky treats his subject from several perspectives, describing Singer's life story and its influence on his work while also critiquing Singer's work and focusing on its realistic and nonrealistic dimensions. The author also explores the relationship between Singer's work and the work of Shalom Aleichem and I.L. Peretz, an analysis which synthesizes the Jewish and the Yiddish in Singer's thought and writing. Contents: Roots; In the Ways of Creativity; The Storyteller; Between the Real and the Unreal; Devils. Satans. Imps. Evil Spirits; Satan in Goraj; The Muskat Family; The Slave; The Miracle Worker of Lublin; The Manor. The Estate; The Dumb Souls of I.L. Peretz and Gimpel Tam; The Painter's Studio and Father's Courtroom.

Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Jewish Studies
Discussion of the roles if religion, mysticism, rationalism and pornography in literature provide valuable insights into the complexities of this most important body of post-war Yiddish imaginative fiction.
Booknews
Examines some themes in the work of Polish-born US Yiddish writer Singer (1904-). Some of the chapter titles are "In the Ways of Creativity," "Between the Real and the Unreal," "The Miracle Worker of Lublin," and "The Dumb Souls of I L. Peretz and Gimpel Tam." No preface, introduction, bibliography, or index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819198297
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
05/09/1995
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.32(d)

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