Shadows on the Hudson /

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Main Author: Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-
Other Authors: Sherman, Joseph.
Format: Book
Published:New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1999, c1998.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-
Uniform Title:Shotns baym Hodson. English

Shadows on the Hudsonin set in New York City in the late 1940s and details the intertwined lives of a circle of prosperous Jewish refugees. From gloomy Upper West Side apartments to the pastel Yiddish resorts of Miami, Singer covers the territory of American Jewry in the aftermath of the Holocaust in this impressively expansive novel.

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General Notes:1999 Paperback printing published in New York by Plume.
"Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature"--Jacket.
Physical Description:548 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN:0374261865 (cloth : alk. paper)
0452280036 (pbk.)
Author Notes:

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

(Publisher Provided) Isaac Bashevis Singer was born in Radzymin, Poland on July 14, 1904. He received a traditional Jewish education, including training at the rabbinical seminary in Warsaw. He began writing in Hebrew while he worked for 10 years as a proofreader and translator in Warsaw. In 1935, he immigrated to New York, where he became a journalist for the Daily Forward, America's largest Yiddish newspaper. Most of his stories were originally published in this newspaper in serial form.

His first novel, The Family Moskat, was published in 1950. His other works include The Magician of Lublin, The Spinoza of Market Street, The Slave, and A Friend of Kafka. A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw won the National Book Award for children's literature. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978 and the Gold Medal for Fiction in 1989. He died after suffering a series of strokes on July 24, 1991.

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