Satan in Goray

Satan in Goray
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As messianic zeal sweeps through medieval Poland, the Jews of Goray divide between those who, like the Rabbi, insist that no one can "force the end" and those who follow the messianic pretender Sabbatai Zevi. But as hysteria and depravity increase, it becomes clear that it is not the Messiah who has come to Goray.

With a new introduction by Ruth Wisse, Professor of Yiddish Literature and of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, this edition of Singer's earliest novel is an essential addition to every reader's collection.

"A remarkable book, brilliant, enigmatic, it deserves the attention of anyone interested in modern literature.... A work of imagination which neither permits nor requires easy statements" ~Irving Howe


 
   
 
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