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The Collected Stories

Singer, Isaac Bashevis

Published by Farrar, Straus, 1981
ISBN 10: 0374126313 / ISBN 13: 9780374126315
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Title: The Collected Stories

Publisher: Farrar, Straus

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Softbound

Edition: the uncorrected proof in green wrappers.

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588 pp. a fine copy. in a custom slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 100707

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Synopsis: Isaac Bashevis Singer's work explores humanity in all of its guises. This collection of forty-seven short stories, selected by Singer himself from across the whole of his career, brings together the best of his writing. From the supernatural 'Taibele and Her Demon' to the poignant 'The Unseen', and from gentle humour in 'Gimpel the Fool' to tragedy with 'Yentl the Yeshiva Boy', these tales explore good and evil, passion and restraint, religious fervour and personal failings, within the traditional shtetls of pre-war Eastern Europe and post-war America.

Product Description: The forty-seven stories in this collection, selected by Singer himself out of nearly one hundred and fifty, range from the publication of his now-classic first collection, Gimpel the Fool, in 1957, until 1981. They include supernatural tales, slices of life from Warsaw and the shtetls of Eastern Europe, and stories of the Jews displaced from that world to the New World, from the East Side of New York to California and Miami.

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