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The Penitent


A powerful story about a man's discovery of faith and identity after his escape from Nazi persecution in Poland, new to Penguin Modern Classics

From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Penitent is the story of Joseph Shapiro, a disillusioned and aimless man who discovers a purpose to his life through the Jewish faith. Following his journey as he flees Nazi persecution in Poland in 1939, through wealth and a failed marriage in New York, and on to Israel, it charts his transformation from worldly confusion to spiritual certainty in orthodox Judaism. This powerful work is an examination of the nature of faith, the question of identity and the notion of how to lead a good life.

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  • Auteur : Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Éditeur : Penguin
  • Date de parution : 04/10/18
  • EAN : 9780241350478
  • Format : ePub
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Protection : Contenu protégé

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A powerful story about a man's discovery of faith and identity after his escape from Nazi persecution in Poland, new to Penguin Modern Classics

From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Penitent is the story of Joseph Shapiro, a disillusioned and aimless man who discovers a purpose to his life through the Jewish faith. Following his journey as he flees Nazi persecution in Poland in 1939, through wealth and a failed marriage in New York, and on to Israel, it charts his transformation from worldly confusion to spiritual certainty in orthodox Judaism. This powerful work is an examination of the nature of faith, the question of identity and the notion of how to lead a good life.

Biographie d’Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and a memoir. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978.

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