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Love and Exile

Written by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Love and Exile Synopsis

From pre-First World War Warsaw to the New York of the 1930s, Nobel Prize-winner Isaac Bashevis Singer traces the early years of his life in this autobiographical trilogy. In A Little Boy in Search of God, he remembers his bookish boyhood as the son of an Orthodox rabbi, equally absorbed in science, philosophy and cabbala. Later, the pursuit of women came to obsess him almost as much as the pursuit of knowledge, and in A Young Man in Search of Love he chronicles the intricacies of his first love affairs. When he emigrated to the United States from Poland on the eve of the Second World War loneliness and depression overwhelmed him, and he relives those dark years in Lost in America. From beginning to end, Love and Exile sheds new light on Singer's own life and the fictional lives mirrored in it.

Love and Exile Press Reviews

Singer is a master storyteller * Chicago Tribune Book World * Isaac Bashevis Singer is exhilerating good company . . . His companions and loves, responding to a master's slightest nudge, bound out of his memory and onto the page * The New York Times Book Review * An astonishingly intimate record of a writer's inner wanderings * San Francisco Chronicle *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141391595
Publication date: 2nd August 2012
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages

About Isaac Bashevis Singer

Born in 1902, Isaac Bashevis Singer grew up among fellow Jewish families in Poland. In response to the growing Nazi threat in neighbouring Germany, Singer emigrated to America. Settling in New York, he worked as a journalist for a Yiddish-language newspaper, The Forward. Singer was insistent that even after the Second World War, a wide audience remained for Yiddish texts, and each of his novels were originally written in his native language. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. Since Singer's death on July 24 1991 his name has been used in honour for a street in Surfside, Florida, and for the ...

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