King of the Fields

King of the Fields

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From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer, comes a fictional exploration of primitive history. Singer's novel portrays an era of superstition and violence in a country emerging from the darkness of savagery. Set in Poland in the dark ages, it describes the brutality, prejudice and subjugation that occur when hunter-gatherers and farmers struggle for supremacy over the land. Part parable of modern civilization, part fascinating historical novel, this modern myth is a philosophical examination of man and his beliefs, and reaffirms the author's reputation as a master of narrative invention.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 1 x 1 x 1mm | 145g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141391588
  • 9780141391588

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Singer is a master storyteller * Chicago Tribune Book World *
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About Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and a memoir. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978.
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125 ratings
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