Book #19831

Yentl the Yeshiva Boy - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Yentl the Yeshiva Boy - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Large 8vo ; 58, [6] pages
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.
ISBN: 0374293473
Illustrator: Illustrated by Antonio Frasconi

First edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Terra cotta colored cloth with embossed cover design and black spine lettering.

Recognizing that Yentyl seems to have the soul and disposition of a man, her father studies the Torah and other holy books with her. When he dies, Yentyl feels she no longer has a reason to remain in the village, and so she cuts off her hair, dresses as a young man, and sets out to find a yeshiva where she can continue her studies and live secretly as a man. Her life becomes entangled in a way she finds too emotionally and physically taxing to maintain. Another wonderful tale from a beloved storyteller. (from the dust-jacket)

Basis for the movie starring Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving; Woodcuts.

Price: $49.00

Author Bio

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (born November 21, 1902 in Leoncin, Congress Poland) was a Jewish author noted for his short stories. He is known as one of the leading figures of the Yiddish literary movement. Some of his works include Gimpel the Fool, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, and The Golem . Singer received the Nobel Prize in 1978 for his “impassioned narrative art”. He died on July 24, 1991 in Surfside, Florida.