A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing up in Warsaw

A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing up in Warsaw

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Isaac Bashevis Singer's memories of his youth in Poland make a powerful, brilliant children's book. The author lays out a panorama of Jewish life in the city--the rabbis in black velvet and gabardine, the shopkeepers, the street urchins and schoolboys, the poverty, the confusion, the excitement of the prewar time. But even more, the author reveals himself; and the torments and mysteries that plagued him as a child will make his stories fascinating to other children.

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ISBN-13: 9780833512574
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date: 05/28/1986
Pages: 227
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904–91) was the author of many novels, stories, and children's books. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1904

Date of Death:

July 24, 1991

Place of Birth:

Radzymin, Poland

Place of Death:

Surfside, Florida


Attended Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary in Warsaw, Poland, 1920-27

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