Shosha

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

In Singer's own words, this is "a story of a few unique characters in unique circumstances" set against the background of 1930's Warsaw.

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"Singer is a genius. He has total command of his imagined world."--Irving Howe, The New Republic

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374524807
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 4/30/1996
  • Series: Noonday Series
  • Pages: 278
  • Sales rank: 622,917
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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.

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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