Old Love Stories
By (author) Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Old Love Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Book DescriptionThis classic collection explores the varieties of wisdom gained with age and especially those that teach us how to love, as 'in love the young are just beginners and the art of loving matures with age and experience'. Tales of curious marriages and divorce mingle with psychic experiences and curses, acts of bravery and loneliness, love and hatred.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099286462
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Isaac Bashevis Singer
Magician of Lublin, Paperback (November 2016)
'He scampered over rooftops, swam in deep water, leapt from balconies.' Set in the vanished world of the shtetl of nineteenth-century eastern Europe, this spellbinding fable tells the story of Yasha: magician, mesmerist, juggler, sword swallower, master of escape - and breaker of hearts.
Parakeet Named Dreidel, Hardback (September 2015)
"Originally published as 'The Parakeet Named Dreidel' in The Power of Light by Isaac Bashevis Singer"--Copyright page.
Why Noah Chose the Dove, Paperback / softback (June 2013)» View all books by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Now back in print! The age-old story of Noah's Ark relayed by Singer, the 1978 Nobel Prize winner for literature, combined with Carle's iconic art makes this an instant classic. Full color.
US Kirkus Review » When do 18 very good stories add up to more than just 18 very good stories? When, as here, they are wisely arranged so as to provide heightened enjoyment: Singer's deadpan, boyhood-town glimpses of sin and greed and mystic doings on Krochmalna Street seem even better when interleaved with his ironic, often downright hilarious stories of being a late-middle-aged writer in New York, Tel Aviv, and Miami Beach. Of the old-Poland tales, "Two" is the obvious standout; somewhat of a companion piece to the famous "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy," it quietly chronicles another, more explicitly sexual triumph of transvestitism - the ultimately doomed, homosexual marriage of Ezriel and Zissel. And almost as powerful are whispers of intra-familial jealousies, of rabbis struggling with lust and Satan. But, perhaps because we've come to take the world of Krochmalna Street and the ritual baths for granted, the grandest delights here are the adult, vegetarian Singer's irresistible variations on the theme of oy-vey-how-did-I-get-into-this?: a deadly literary party in the suburbs (and caught afterward in the rain with an awfully nice lady); a distinctly un-literary party in embarrassing, plastic Miami Beach; disastrously stranded naked-on-the-roof in Tel Aviv while pursuing mid-life amour; a nightmare visit to a mad literary refugee couple in Brazil; and an ordeal on a Spanish tour-bus seemingly filled with bickering clinical cases. A varied, bountiful, exuberant collection, then - and a perfect introduction for neophytes to the whole range of Singer's short-story artistry. (Kirkus Reviews)
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