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Old Truths and New Cliches


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Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903-1991) was the Nobel Prize-winning author of many novels, short story collections, memoirs, and children's books, including Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories, The Magician of Lublin, and Enemies, A Love Story. David Stromberg, a writer, translator, and literary scholar, is editor for the Isaac Bashevis Singer Literary Trust. His books include Baddies, Idiot Love and the Elements of Intimacy, and A Short Inquiry into the End of the World.


"[a] touching collection ....The author's fans will be delighted by this intimate anthology." * Publishers Weekly *
"Old Truths and New Cliches, a new collection of Singer's essays compiled by the writer, scholar, and translator David Stromberg...lays bare Singer's motivating ideas for all to see. Stromberg's work here really is heroic .... The great accomplishment of this collection is to...reveal [Singer] as a true intellectual with a coherent artistic vision."---Dara Horn, Jewish Review of Books
"He [Isaac Bashevis Singer] is revealed in these writings ... as an author of consummate curiosity, humanity and erudition."---Matthew D'Ancona, Tortoise Media

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