In this autobiographical work, specifically mentioned in Issac Bashevis Singer's Nobel Prize citation, Singer remembers his childhood in Warsaw, and especially the bet din, or Jewish Court, in his father's home on working-class Krochmalna Street. Advice seekers and petitioners making wills or seeking marriage settlements daily visit the rabbi in his study. In a world on the brink of modernity, Singer's gentle, learned father and his mother, equally pious but eminently practical, maintain a stubbornly traditional existence. In My Father's Court is a tribute to their efforts, and a fine evocation of life in early-twentieth century Warsaw.
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Issac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's' books and memoirs. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.Review:
“The sort of book . . . only a writer at the height of his powers, firmly in command of his created world, his mind charged with vivid memories, can somehow shake effortlessly out of his sleeve . . . [The writing is] often close to the Biblical directness of feeling that Tolstoy prescribed for the 'universal art of the future.'” ―Raymond Rosenthal, The New Leader
“A world that no longer exists reaches us thorugh one of the greatest literary artists of our time.” ―Albert H. Friedlander, Saturday Review
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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, 1980. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. This memoir consists of incidents that Singer remembers from his childhood in Warsaw, where his father was a rabbi in a poor quarter of the city. Thro ugh their rooms at 10 Krochmaina Street passed a variety of types who came to see the elder Singer for ruling on points of Jewish law and for personal advice and comfort. It shows a situation that could only have existed in t he years before the deluge of the World War I. Singer has written many nove ls including "The Family Moscat", "Satan in Goray" and "A Friend of Kafka". Nº de ref. de la librería RWARE0000032615
Descripción Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1980. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. reprint. Translation of: 'Mayn tatn's bes-din shtub'. This memoir consists of actual incidents that Isaac Bashevis Singer remembers from his childhood in Warsaw, where his father was a rabbi in a poor quarter of the city the central figure is the father, whose goodness and nobility of character gradually emerge. In one sense, the book is an act of homage to his memory. It is also a picture of a world that could have only existed in the years before the deluge of the First World War. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 256 pages. a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica; Europe; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0140053913. ISBN/EAN: 9780140053913. Inventory No: 0270279. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Nº de ref. de la librería 0270279