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Isaac Bashevis Singer
Birth date: November 21, 1902
Died: July 24, 1991
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20152016, lit-richer-jan-2016, jewish, lit-richer, poland, tbr-busting-2016, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, hardback, historical-fiction, published-1962, nobel-laureate, folklore, fairyfolk, superstitions, mythology, paganism, translation, author-in-the-mirror Read from March 24...
Donostia Book Club
Donostia Book Club rated it 5 years ago
At our meeting this month we have discussed life of Isaac Bashevis Singer and his 3 short stories: "The Last Demon", "Yentl the Yeshua Boy" and "The Cafeteria". As a child, Singer was impressed by the Jewish folk tales told by his parents. These tales set the groundwork for many of his fictional ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The title is a misnomer. Not that there aren't some wonderful stories here, but they were never really chosen because they're the best American short stories of the 20th century. Rather, these are Updike's 56 picks out of the 2,000 stories originally chosen in the 84 volumes of a yearly anthology pu...
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it 7 years ago
I'm missing something here. I had absolutely no empathy with or sympathy for the main character, I have no picture of him in my head, I didn't believe in him, I didn't understand him. I didn't care about him or any of those around him. My conclusion is that this is not well written. It paints a rich...
Prerazmišljavanje rated it 7 years ago
Neke su idealne, a neke mnjah. Zato samo 4/5.
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