Deborah: Esther Singer Kreitman

3.67 avg rating
( 43 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780312188931: Deborah: Esther Singer Kreitman

The lost world of early 20th century Jewish life in Eastern Europe-of lively shtetls and ghetto streets-is known by many through the books of I. B. and I. J. Singer. But few know the Singers had a sister who was also a gifted writer and who saw this same world through a woman's eyes. Originally published in Yiddish in 1936, Esther Kreitman's vivid and poignant autobiographical novel follows the life of Deborah, a rabbi's daughter, from the ages of 14 to 18. Because she is a girl, Deborah is condemned to household chores, barred from the books she yearns for and destined for an arranged marriage. I. B. Singer has said that his sister Esther and her thwarted hunger for learning and experience inspired his story Yentl.

Wrtten with grace and passion, Deborah is a rare gem by a writer undervalued in her own time and too long forgotten in ours.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Esther Kreitman (1891-1954) was born in Bilgoray, Poland, and is the sister of renowned Yiddish writers Israel Joshua and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Raised in Warsaw and married in Antwerp, Kreitman and her family fled to London at the start of World War I. She is the author of two novels and a collection of short stories.

Language Notes:

Text: English, Yiddish (translation)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Esther Kreitman (Ester Kreytman)
Published by St. Martin's Press (1983)
ISBN 10: 0312188935 ISBN 13: 9780312188931
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312188935

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Esther Kreitman (Ester Kreytman)
Published by St. Martin's Press
ISBN 10: 0312188935 ISBN 13: 9780312188931
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0312188935 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HGT5062ANBR081816H0986A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Esther Kreitman (Ester Kreytman)
Published by St. Martin's Press (1983)
ISBN 10: 0312188935 ISBN 13: 9780312188931
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312188935

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 77.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds