Very good collection of short stories. Mazel Tov. Twenty Stories From The Nobel Prizewinner, Including Disguised, A Transvestite Tale Of The Yeshiva Student Whose Deserted Wife Finds Him Dressed As A Woman And Married To A Man, And The Title Story, Which Portrays Methuselah At The Age Of And When You Pass Your Nine Hundredth Birthday, You Are Not What You Used To Be N o costumo gostar muito de livros de contos, pois normalmente acho que s um ou dois contos s o bons, e que o resto exerc cio para preenhcer um livro Entretanto, este aqui do Singer cont m uma metade de contos bons, especialmente o do Matusal m, que distoa dos outros. IBS knows 3 Jewish demons and mixes and matches them until they best suit as props in his storyline Honestly, it s offensive to demons No, the Ketev Mriri is not the king of the demons I don t think there even is a demon called Briri, it s just part of the incantation to scare off Shabriri Gehennom is not hell Yes, of course I disliked this book for other, sexism related reasons. Vocero cabal de la literatura en yiddish y Nobel de Literatura 1978, Isaac Bashevis Singer es uno de esos autores desconcertantes, profundamente originales y dificil simos de catalogar.En esta colecci n de relatos, el autor muestra dos de sus m ltiples facetas de narrador Por un lado, est el que retoma los mitos talm dicos y los hilvana con el mundo cotidiano, con las preocupaciones diarias y las perversiones de los hombres por el otro, est el del oidor de historias de la comunidad jud a alrededor del mundo, que mezcla con perspicacia e iron a la ancestral sabidur a hebrea con la descripci n descarnada de lo humano.En suma este libro es invaluable e Isaac Bashevis Singer es un autor al que deber amos recuperar en nuestros d as por varios motivos Baste decir que a trav s de la idiosincrasia del pueblo jud o ha sabido presentar dilemas humanos de car cter universal Imperdible. Eine Geschichte besser als die n chste Aber besonders gro artig Die fehlende Zeile, wo ein Redakteur wissen will, warum die fehlende Zeile eines Kant Aufsatzes bei den Meldungen einer anderen Zeitung gelandet ist. Excellent Disturbing stories that make you ponder. A man Singer goes to a public place a park, a cafe, a cruise ship starts up a conversation with a person in this place, and a fantastical story is born This device is about 70% of the setup for each story in the collection And it doesn t get boring Are these stories true They often feature a Yiddish writer in the first person, and some other person from a similar background Sometimes they take place in Poland, or Argentina, or in New York Sometimes they are about mythological creatures like demons or golems, or about a man leading a international double life, a homeless man with an incredible history, or a wife who has a lurid affair with her young nephew, some with mystical kabbalistic overtones, and some as clear as day They often end with a pithy bring it home quote.This framing device draws the reader right in, making each story infinitely readable, like a juicy morsel of someone s private life and exploits This was my first full collection by Singer and I saw one critic described this collection as undernourished , so I am curious to see what one of the other collections looks like fat on their bones , perhaps Since I enjoyed this one, I am curious to see how it could possibly get better A 5 star for the ease of reading, while not entirely perfect there are several shockers that one might not expect from the son of a rabbi , I really liked these short stories and will definitely be reading Singer. Mazel Tov.
Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish American author of Jewish descent, noted for his short stories He was one of the leading figures in the Yiddish literary movement, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978 His memoir, A Day Of Pleasure Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw , won the U.S National Book Award in Children s Literature in 1970, while his collection A Crown of Feathers
- 256 pages
- The death of Methuselah and other stories
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
- 21 December 2017 Isaac Bashevis Singer