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N and a writer trying to understand the confusion of a holocaust survivor illuminate the great themes of human suffering with supernal grace. The Last Demon 3 stars Where is the need for demons when humans have reached the utmost levels of evil without their temptations and persuasions Yentl 2 stars A love story and a look at the traditions and beliefs of orthodox Jews in Eastern Europe where women were denied knowledge and the study of the holy texts and condemned to a narrow ignorant and superficial lifeCafeteria 4 stars Holocaust survivors meeting in a NY caf the hopelessly traumatized for whom death is the only comfort those barely surviving those trying to start over with a new life and new families some who sold their souls to survive all of them witnesses to the writer s view that all of humanity suffers from schizophrenia that degeneration has begun and everyone has gone insane

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Those of Maupassant and Chekhov The three collected here about a girl who pretends to be a man in order to study the Torah a frustrated demo. This volume contains three short stories including the famous Yentl the yeshiva boy However in my opinion The Last Demon is the actual masterpiece

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Isaac Bashevis Singer who won the Nobel Prize in 1978 is best remembered for his humane and moving short stories which drew comparison with. H formas menos curiosas de ficar a conhecer um escritor Para mim o nome dee Isaac Bashevis Singer surgiu gra as simp tica can o hom nima dos The Owls ouvida de passagem no Motel de Moka e um artigo na New Yorker Foi com muita curiosidade ue peguei neste The Last Demon coligindo tr s contor de Singer Fiuei agradavelmente surpreendido com a prosa segura e elegante com uma simplicidade e um fino bom humor ue tanto nos remete para o mundo desaparecido dos povoados judaicos do leste europeu como para uma Nova Yorue de um certo tom nost lgico The Last Demon conto ue d t tulo a esta obra envolve um dem nio ue enviado para uma aldeia esuecida para tentar o imposs vel e fazer cair em tenta o um rabi conhecido pela sua pureza Falha redondamente e vai passando os seus dias esuecido res duo de uma era violentamente extinta pelas botas cardadas nazis e sovi ticas Em Yentl Singer conta nos uma hist ria de androgenia atrav s de uma mulher ue se recusa a assumir as fun es tradicionais e disfar ando se de homem entre para uma yeshiva e trava uma amizade com um colega ue assume contornos de amor e dedica o The Cafeteria a terminar o livro coloca nas bizarrias de uma sobrevivente de um outro holocausto os gulags sovi ticos ue ao longo de v rios anos vai cruzando o seu caminho com o do autor uma reflex o sobre a aniuila o hist rica de uma cultura e o trauma dos campos de concentra o De origem polaca mas tendo vivido muitos anos em Nova Yorue Singer manteve se fiel tradi o judaica uer pela escolha de tem ticas uer pela l ngua em ue escrevia o i diche de tal forma ue talvez o nico escritor americano contempor neo cujas obras s o traduzidas para o ingl s Estruturalmente perfeito e dono de uma eleg ncia lingu stica assinal vel Singer merece uma leitura atenta

  • Paperback
  • 112
  • The Last Demon
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 9780141196237

About the Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish American author of Jewish descent noted for his short stories He was one of the leading figures in the Yiddish literary movement and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978 His memoir A Day Of Pleasure Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw won the US National Book Award in Children's Literature in 1970 while his collection A Crown of Feathers



10 thoughts on “The Last Demon

  1. says:

    An ideal start for a busy person who wants to get a uick introduction to Isaac Singer this compilation of three stories samples the range of Singer's repertoire The mystical difficult to interpret the last demon the spooky the cafeteria extracted from a friend of Kafka to the well known down to earth profoundly moving and philosop

  2. says:

    Απομόνωση αρρώστια σπίτι όλη μέρα διάβασμα λογοτεχνίας επιτέλουςΤρείς ιστορίες σε διαφορετικό τόπο και χρόνο τρεις διαφορετικές θεματικές τρεις διαφορετικές προσωπικότητες Ο Σίννγκερ αποτυπώνει διάφορες πτυχές της εβρα

  3. says:

    Há formas menos curiosas de ficar a conhecer um escritor Para mim o nome dee Isaac Bashevis Singer surgiu graças à simpática canção homónima dos The Owls ouvida de passagem no Motel de Moka e um artigo na New Yorker Foi com muita curiosidade ue peguei neste The Last Demon coligindo três contor de Singer Fiuei agrad

  4. says:

    The Last Demon is great though it's hard with Jewish context Yentl the Yeshiva Boy is new totally a new theme f

  5. says:

    This volume contains three short stories including the famous Yentl the yeshiva boy However in my opinion The Last Demon is the actual masterpiece

  6. says:

    The better the cafeteria 5 starsnot the others tales

  7. says:

    Amazing stuff

  8. says:

    The Last Demon 3 stars Where is the need for demons when humans have reached the utmost levels of evil without

  9. says:

    Containing three short stories–The Last Demon Yentl the Yeshiva Boy and The Cafeteria–this short collection shines as the laconic personal tales unfold and roam over the vast topics of religion morality temptation modernity and the Yiddish spirit While difficult perhaps impossible to truly appreciate without understanding the Jewish context the book nonetheless makes for an intruding read for a Gentile a

  10. says:

    Me gustó mucho el libro Contenía tres cuentos el último demonio Yentl y Cafetería No sabría decir cual me gustó más El primero gracioso el segundo de dilemas complejos y el último sumamente filosófico A pesar de ue todas la

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