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Fiction / Judaica / Polish Studies


Two tales by Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Manor and The Estate
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Translated by Joseph Singer, Elaine Gottlieb, and Herman Eichenthal

Library of World Fiction
Terrace Books

“An epic of Polish Jewry and of the mystery of human hope . . . a great book.”
—The Boston Globe

The Manor
and The Estate—combined in this one-volume editionare bold tales of Polish Jews in the latter half of the nineteenth century, a time of rapid industrial growth and radical social change that enabled the Jewish community to move from the ghetto to prominence within Polish society.

If Singer’s work can be said to have a single unifying theme, it may be . . . don’t understand the world, or yourself, or anyone else too quickly. No matter how much you think you know, there is more, always more.”
Gerald Jonas, The New York Times Book Review

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904–1991) is the author of Satan in Goray, Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories, and numerous novels and collections of stories. Born in Poland, he moved to the United States in the 1930s and worked for years for The Jewish Daily Forward. His oeuvre has been translated into dozens of languages and adapted for radio, film, and theater. He also wrote profusely for children.

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Cover of The Manor and The Estate is illustrated with an abstract illustration of houses and buildings.

December 2004
830 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

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Paper $19.95 t
ISBN 978-0-299-20544-7
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