The Magician of Lublin
Publish date: November 1st 2000
Publisher: Jewish Contemporary Classics
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Nobel Prize
, Polish Literature
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...
As the book opens, we're introduced to Yasha Mazur, a homeless man: literally wandering because he's away from Lublin touring most of the time, but also separated from the community of his town (who view him with admiration, suspicion, and condemnation), not believing in the religion of his youth, n...
Extremely enjoyable novel by Isaac Singer about the lecherous and then pious life of a secularist Jewish showman in early 20th century Poland.As usual Singer is masterful in picturing the past. At this time even without being encyclopedic and perfectionist as he was in, say, "Shadows on the Hudson"....
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