Shosha

Shosha

by Isaac Bashevis Singer
     
 

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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 riches and a passport to America. But as he and the rest of the Writers' Club wait in horror for Nazi Germany to

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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 riches and a passport to America. But as he and the rest of the Writers' Club wait in horror for Nazi Germany to invade Poland, Aaron rediscovers Shosha, his childhood love-still living on Krochmalna Street, still mysteriously childlike herself-who has been waiting for him all these years.

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“Singer is a genius. He has total command of his imagined world.” —Irving Howe, The New Republic
Library Journal
Set in Warsaw on the eve of the Holocaust, this work follows protagonist Aaron Greidinger's love for his childhood friend, Shosha. LJ's reviewer praised the book not only for the story but for its lesson that even against the greatest opposition "the humanity of individuals cannot be crushed" (LJ 7/78).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374524807
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
04/30/1996
Series:
Noonday Series
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
666,064
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and memoirs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

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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