The Magician of Lublin (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-05-03 Pages: 208 Language: English Publisher: Penguin PressClassics Yasha the magician - sword swallower. fire eater. acrobat and master of escape - is famed for his extraordinary Houdini-like skills Half Jewish. half. Gentile. a free thinker who slips easily between worlds. Yasha has an observant wife. a loyal assistant who travels with him and a woman in every town. Now. though. his exploits are catching up with him. and he is tempted to make one final escape -. from his marriage. his homeland and the last tendrils of his fathers religion Set in Warsaw and the shtetls of the 1870s. Isaac Bashevis Singers second novel is a haunting psychological portrait of a mans flight from love.Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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

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A spellbinder as clever as Scheherazade; he arrests the reader at once, transports him to a far place and a far, improbable time and does not let him go until the end * New Republic * Singer writes with a love and passion unequalled in contemporary fiction * Washington Post *

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