Satan in Goray

Satan in Goray

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by Isaac Bashevis Singer
     
 

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As messianic zeal sweeps through medieval Poland, the Jews of Goray divide between those who, like the Rabbi, insist that no one can "force the end" and those who follow the messianic pretender Sabbatai Zevi. But as hysteria and depravity increase, it becomes clear that it is not the Messiah who has come to Goray.

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As messianic zeal sweeps through medieval Poland, the Jews of Goray divide between those who, like the Rabbi, insist that no one can "force the end" and those who follow the messianic pretender Sabbatai Zevi. But as hysteria and depravity increase, it becomes clear that it is not the Messiah who has come to Goray.

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“A remarkable book, brilliant, enigmatic, it deserves the attention of anyone interested in modern literature . . . A work of the imagination which neither permits not requires easy statements.” —Irving Howe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374524791
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
07/31/1996
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
455,713
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and memoirs. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 14, 1904
Date of Death:
July 24, 1991
Place of Birth:
Radzymin, Poland
Place of Death:
Surfside, Florida
Education:
Attended Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary in Warsaw, Poland, 1920-27

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Satan in Goray 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer write beautifully.