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  • Published: 4 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241350478
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

The Penitent


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A powerful story about a man's discovery of faith and identity after his escape from Nazi persecution in Poland

The Penitent is the story of Joseph Shapiro, a disillusioned and aimless man who discovers a purpose to his life through the Jewish faith. Following his journey as he flees Nazi persecution in Poland in 1939, through wealth and a failed marriage in New York, and on to Israel, it charts his transformation from worldly confusion to spiritual certainty in orthodox Judaism. This powerful work is an examination of the nature of faith, the question of identity and the notion of how to lead a good life.

  • Pub date: 4 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241350478
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

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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