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Isaac Bashevis Singer Stories V. 3 Brazil: ONE NIGHT IN BRAZIL TO THE DEATH OF METHUSELAH

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When Isaac Bashevis Singer received the 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 74, the award crowned an extraordinary career that began in the thriving, contentious literary milieu of Jewish Warsaw in the 1920s and 1930s and continued through Singer's long residence in New York City. In his last years Singer continued to put together short-story collections in English, drawing from a fund of previously untranslated stories that had appeared in Yiddish newspapers and magazines as well as including more ...
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Overview

When Isaac Bashevis Singer received the 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 74, the award crowned an extraordinary career that began in the thriving, contentious literary milieu of Jewish Warsaw in the 1920s and 1930s and continued through Singer's long residence in New York City. In his last years Singer continued to put together short-story collections in English, drawing from a fund of previously untranslated stories that had appeared in Yiddish newspapers and magazines as well as including more recent work. The resulting array of stories represents the full range of his achievement as a storyteller. As one of three volumes celebrating Singer's mastery of the short-story form, Collected Stories: One Night in Brazil to The Death of Methuselah contains ten stories previously unpublished in English.
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Editorial Reviews

William Deresiewicz
The sheer abundance of [Singer's] production, along with that famous interest in sex, suggests a Jewish Boccaccio, and Singer is indeed Boccaccian in his exuberance, facility and invention. Rejecting modernism with its deliberate difficulties and programmatic experimentation, he remained faithful to the older pleasures of character and plot. Singer can get a story going in no time flat, conjure characters so vivid you feel as if they're sitting next to you, pour forth an endless supply of situations and surprises. Some of his stories are mere trifles (the third volume in particular contains a fair number of throwaways), but many more are enigmatic or mordant or sly, hauntingly strange or piercingly sad.
The New York Times
Library Journal
To honor Singer's centennial, the library of America is pulling out all the stops, releasing these three collections of his short stories. There is also a corresponding web site (www.singer100.org). All told, the books offer more than 200 stories, several of which have never before been anthologized. Libraries can purchase the story trio as a boxed set (ISBN 1-931082-68-5. $104.94), which includes Isaac Bashevis Singer: An Album, a companion volume of photos and biographical information-a first for the publisher-free. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931082631
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Library of America Series
  • Pages: 915
  • Sales rank: 1,199,689
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated to New York from Poland in 1935 and found work with the Jewish Daily Forward. Author of many novels, collections of short stories, and books for children, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.

Biography

Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated to New York from Poland in 1935 and found work with the Jewish Daily Forward. Author of many novels, collections of short stories, and books for children, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Isaac Warshofsky
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 14, 1904
    2. Place of Birth:
      Radzymin, Poland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 24, 1991
    2. Place of Death:
      Surfside, Florida

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