A King of the Fields

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A King of the Fields

By Isaac Bashevis Singer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Paperback, 9780374529086, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 2003

Description

A fictional exploration of primitive history, Singer's novel portrays an age of superstition and violence in a country emerging from the darkness of savagery. Part parable of modern civilization, part fascinating historical novel, it reaffrims the author's reputation as a master storyteller.



About the Author
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, and children's books. His books include "The Slave "and" Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories". He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.


Praise For A King of the Fields

"[Singer's] vision and imagination are stronger than ever, and whether one reads the book as a parable of modern civilization and its discontents or as unadulterated fantasy, one is indelibly transfixed."
--Library Journal "The strength of I. B. Singer's novel comes from the language, as it constantly undermines the flow of the narrative by infusing into the text - written in Yiddish and translated into English by the author - Polish words and phrases."
--The New York Times