#Short stories Isaac Bashevis Singer

Very interesting and informative. Thanks!



12. Collected Stories (Isaac Bashevis Singer Classic Editions) by Isaac Bashevis Singerby Isaac Bashevis SingerIsaac Bashevis Singer

Finish date: 15 January 2022
Genre: Short stories
Rating: C

Bad news: I didn’t have to go far to find the PERFECT words to describe this book.
I found them on page 370 in the story “A Day in Coney Island.
Singer’s friend an editor of a Yiddish paper says it so clearly:
“…no one give a hoot about demons, duybbuks (Yid: wandering souls) and imps of 200 years ago!”

Bad news: Stories are nice, nostalgic but some feel so long and describe just about everything in the village and synagogue! A few stories are TOO long…they feel like novellas.
A lot of devils, the Evil spirit, Satan and imps…sometimes Satan in the narrator and main character!
Sorry, after 5-6 stories about “old Poland” and village life I started to skim them. The stories I most enjoyed took place in Miami Florida or…

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