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  • Author:
    Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • ISBN:
    0449209660
  • ISBN13:
    978-0449209660
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    Fawcett (August 12, 1985)
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    Literary
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The Magician of Lublin book. 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.

The Magician of Lublin book.

THE MAGICIAN OF LUBLIN (orig

THE MAGICIAN OF LUBLIN (orig. published in print in 1960) tells the story of Yasha, a talented magician who performs throughout Poland in the last 1800’s. He has the talent to pick any lock. Like one of his mystical characters dancing between worlds of reality and fantasy, Isaac Bashevis Singer’s literary legacy – ten years after the Nobel Laureate passed away – is being reborn. Jewish Contemporary Classics, Inc. has now published THE MAGICIAN OF LUBLIN, one of Bashevis Singer’s most famous novels, on as a six-cassette unabridged audiobook.

Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born American writer of novels, short stories . He was also awarded two .

Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born American writer of novels, short stories, and essays in Yiddish. He was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement, writing and publishing only in Yiddish. National Book Awards, one in Children's Literature for his memoir A Day Of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw and one in Fiction for his collection A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער‎; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish-American writer in Yiddish, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. The Polish form of his birth name was Icek Hersz Zynger

Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער‎; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish-American writer in Yiddish, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. The Polish form of his birth name was Icek Hersz Zynger. He used his mother's first name in an initial literary pseudonym, Izaak Baszewis, which he later expanded.

The Magician of Lublin. Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated from the Yiddish by Elaine Gottlieb and Joseph Singer. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. At its heart, this is a book about the burden of sexual freedom. As such, it belongs on a small shelf with such mid-century classics as Rabbit, Run; The Adventures of Augie March; and The Moviegoer.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) is one of the true literary giants of twentieth century literature. The Magician Of Lublin is a "must" for the legions of Singer fans and would admirable serve to introduce a whole new generation to this master storyteller and his art. The Magician Of Lublin is a timeless tale of human emotions, questions, and quandaries as young Yasha's reckless courage takes him to the very edge of catastrophe.

Isaac Bashevis Singer. Isaac Bashevis Singer. A sequel to I. B. Singer's classic memoir In My Father's Court, these stories, published serially in the Daily Forward, depict the beth din in his father's home on Krochmalna Street in Warsaw. The forty-seven stories in this collection, selected by Singer himself out of nearly one hundred and fifty, range from the publication of his now-classic first collection, Gimpel the Fool, in 1957, until 1981. They include supernatural tales, slices of life from Warsaw and the shtetls of Eastern Europe, and stories of the Jews displaced from that world to the New World, from the East Side of New York to California and Miami. 34 people like this topic.

ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER’S 14 NOVELS in English, memoirs, and hundreds of short stories, set on four continents .

ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER’S 14 NOVELS in English, memoirs, and hundreds of short stories, set on four continents and in as many centuries, not to mention his children’s books and countless translations and journalistic pieces in Yiddish, form an unusually coherent whole. The Magician of Lublin is Singer’s most personal novel: many of his other protagonists are stylized versions of him while Yasha Mazur, the wonder-working showman of the title, in the most artificial, most local-colory of Singer’s prewar-Polish settings, feels like the man himself, unmasked.

The entire novel did not appear in Yiddish in book form until 1971. Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born American writer of novels, short stories, and essays in Yiddish. He was the recipient in 1978 of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His fiction, depicting Jewish.


MrCat
A good book group choice. The characters and the setting in eastern Europe in the 19th century will be new subjects for most readers. They were for me. My group talked about the book with enthusiasm and not a little dismay at the choices the main character made. Could this have happened? Who knows? I recommend reading this book. It will be a new discovery of the Old World.
Ichalote
Loved it. Very interesting and different and very wise. Isaac Bashevis Singer is a great writer.
Niwield
classic
Kerry
Anything written by Isaac Bashevis Singer is worth reading.
Stan
Gives a good introduction to the recent past of Poland/Lublin
xander
some what interesting at 1st. Then mundane, boring
Tantil
"The Magician of Lublin" is a simple morality tale. Yasha is a magician who performs magic shows throughout Poland. He himself is a rationalist on the borderline of being an atheist. His wife, on the other hand, is a believing and practicing Jew who lives strictly according to Jewish law. Yasha is a serial adulterer who has a mistress in every city where his job as a magician takes him to.

The story starts when Yasha goes to Warsaw on a tour. This journey is a metaphor to the spiritual journey that Yasha embarks on and, as the journey advances, and after a few shattering episodes, he finally decides to change his life up-side down and abandon his former self. As in his other books, the "The Magician of Lublin" also primarily deals with a person's self-revelation, rationality and religion, and the relationship between God and man.

From the little I know of Yiddish (my Grandfather always said that Yiddish has the juiciest descriptions and curses), it is a fairly hard language to translate, and some of its idioms are impossible to translate. Having said that, I think the translator did a fine job. "The Magician of Lublin" is an absorbing and readable novel, yet because of having just read "The Slave", comparisons between the two are inevitable. In my opinion, "The Magician of Lublin" fails to compete with "The Slave" (also written by Isaac Bashevis Singer) in almost every aspect. "The Slave" is more readable, absorbing, interesting and, at the end, just better. This doesn't mean "The Magician of Lublin" is horrible. On the contrary, it is an excellent book, but when comparing it to "The Slave", it will have to settle for second place.
Yasha is at his peak; a talented magician famed throughout Poland he has a devoted wife and a string of mistresses. He plans to elope with Emilia to Italy where he would earn wider fame,yet his conscience troubles him; these transgressions go against his grain. In the space of a day his whole world begins to fall apart piece by piece.He sees his salvation only in death and a reconcilliation with God....
Bashevas Singer is a master story teller in the great middle European tradition and this reads like a Grimm fairy tale. Bashevas Singer also infuses the tale with the vibrant jewish culture that existed in Poland at the turn of the last century; a culture that survived Russian pogroms but vanished after the holocaust,which meant that jewish people could no longer passively await a messiah and accepting suffering as Bashevas Singer's jews do.
Yasha's struggle to find God in a Godless world may seem well worn, but thats only because others have followed Bashevas Singers lead. Masterful story telling from a deserved nobel winner.