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    21 stories Average rating of 4.29.Some truly interesting stories in here, based on people known by the author himself Mostly based in the pre WWII pre Holocaust era in Poland, while few in America, and one in Israel and Buenos Aires each.Stories of life, people, the world, life s magic, fate, religiousness, couples, love, run away husbands and wives, Hasids, intelligence, obsessions, salvations, demons, the supernatural, absurdity, personal discoveries, et cetera, etc.Unfailing entertaining stories by the master storyteller, a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978 Most of the stories here were written and previously published in the newspapers and periodicals in the 1960s Also, relatively, the stories in here were much better than my previous reading of another of his compilations The Image and Other Stories.The works certainly have an awesome writing style Translations partly done by the author himself from the Yiddish seem very good indeed, with usually simple sentences, and very rarely a complex one.5 and 4 stars to eighteen stories nine stories each , for some of which I was held in a dilemma what to rate at the moment of reading, while 3 stars to the remaining three.Most certainly, a much recommended read.


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    Now that I ve read all the I.S.B short story collections, I can tell you that this one contains the most outlandish stories I don t think there is a single relationship described in these stories that comes anywhere close to being normal Strange and uncanny things are always happening The stories are often quite dark as well, describing tragic situations and bizarre bad luck At the same time, they are beautifully written and Singer is in full control of his literary powers A fascinating collection of stories with many references made to animals and how they are treated, always of great concern to Singer who was passionate about vegetarianism.


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    A lovely collection by this Nobel Prize winning author I d rate every story either a 4 or a 5.Every story has a blend of history, religion how priests and people deal with it , and reminiscences of snapshots of life, sometimes appearing so unbelievable, that they could actually be true.A common theme also involves growing older, and looking back on the past.This man truly had a way with words, transporting the reader from hovels in Polish villages, to cafes in New York.All in all, a must read for lovers of short stories..