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  • Published: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241260692
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $14.99

The Magician Of Lublin

Penguin Pocket Classics




Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series.

Set in the vanished world of the shtetl of nineteenth-century eastern Europe, this spellbinding fable tells the story of Yasha: magician, mesmerist, juggler, sword swallower, master of escape - and breaker of hearts.

Yasha the magician - sword swallower, fire eater, acrobat and master of escape - is famed for his extraordinary Houdini-like skills. Half Jewish, half Gentile, a free thinker who slips easily between worlds, Yasha has an observant wife, a loyal assistant who travels with him and a woman in every town. Now, though, his exploits are catching up with him, and he is tempted to make one final escape - from his marriage, his homeland and the last tendrils of his father's religion. Set in Warsaw and the shtetls of the 1870s, Isaac Bashevis Singer's second novel is a haunting psychological portrait of a man's flight from love.

  • Pub date: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241260692
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Issac Bashevis Singer was born in Poland in 1904, and emigrated to the United States in 1935, shortly after his first novel, Satan in Goray, had been published in instalments. In 1943 he became a US citizen, but he continued to write almost exclusively in Yiddish, personally supervising the translation of his works into English. In 1978 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Issac Bashevis Singer died in Florida in 1991.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and a memoir. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978.

 

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