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The Magician of Lublin - Community Reviews back

by Isaac Bashevis Singer
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A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it 8 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...
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it 11 years ago
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...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it 12 years ago
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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