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Collected Stories III: One Night in Brazil to The Death of Methuselah

Collected Stories III One Night in Brazil to The Death of Methuselah In the wake of his receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in Isaac Bashevis Singer published several volumes of short stories in collections that mingled recent work with previously untranslate

  • Title: Collected Stories III: One Night in Brazil to The Death of Methuselah
  • Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer Ilan Stavans
  • ISBN: 9781931082631
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the wake of his receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978, Isaac Bashevis Singer published several volumes of short stories in collections that mingled recent work with previously untranslated stories written in Yiddish decades earlier Stretching back to The Jew from Babylon, a story first published in Yiddish in 1932, and gathering tales such as Brother BeetlIn the wake of his receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978, Isaac Bashevis Singer published several volumes of short stories in collections that mingled recent work with previously untranslated stories written in Yiddish decades earlier Stretching back to The Jew from Babylon, a story first published in Yiddish in 1932, and gathering tales such as Brother Beetle and There Are No Coincidences from the 1960s, the works in Collected Stories One Night in Brazil to The Death of Methuselah serve as a retrospective view of Singer s achievement as a storyteller.Collected Stories One Night in Brazil to The Death of Methuselah also contains ten stories published in English translation for the first time, selected from the extensive collection of Singer s papers at the University of Texas Ranging from Between Shadows, an evocative, naturalistic sketch set in Warsaw, to the bittersweet melodrama Morris and Timna, to the beguiling fable Hershele and Hanele, or The Power of a Dream, these stories enrich our understanding of Singer as a writer The volume also includes The Bird, My Adventures as an Idealist, and Exes, stories published in magazines that were not included in any of Singer s collections Complementing the 78 stories gathered here is the introduction to Gifts 1985 , a version of a lecture Singer had delivered since the early 1960s sometimes called Why I Write as I Do, which illuminates his biography, philosophical outlook, and literary aims.

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    1. Singer is the master of the short story. Whether it is a retelling of tales told by his Aunt Yentl, people he meets who discuss their adulteries, loss or confirmation of their faith, or the inhabitants of hell, on their day off, considering writing a magazine for those in heaven, each story is a jewel with many unexpected facets. The author’s introduction to the collection Gifts is a gem of autobiographical writing and the highlight of an exceptional collection. This, the third and final of th [...]

    2. This is not the edition I read; it was rather a shorter collection of stories under the title The Death of Methuselah and Other Stories. I'm not sure of the publisher or the date, I picked it up from a sidewalk vendor near the subway and gave it to a church jumble sale after I finished. The subjects of the stories are familiar to Singer fans: the lost world of European/Yiddish Jewry, the transplantations in and around New York City. Some are tender and endearing, some despicable.

    3. A Polish-American Yiddish writer. Not amazingly written language-wise, but interesting in the sense that it opens up a whole culture of the European Jewish people through a variety of short intricate plots, microcosms of the community.

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