The Last Demon

The Last Demon

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'I, a demon, bear witness that there are no more demons left.Why demons, when man himself is a demon?Why persuade to evil someone who is already convinced?I am the last of the persuaders.'

Isaac Bashevis Singer, who won the Nobel Prize in 1978, is best-remembered for his humane and moving short stories, which drew comparison with those of Maupassant and Chekhov. The three collected here, about a girl who pretends to be a man in order to study the Torah, a frustrated demon, and a writer trying to understand the confusion of a holocaust survivor, illuminate the great themes of human suffering with supernal grace.

This book includes The Last Demon, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy and The Cafeteria.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 111 x 161 x 7mm | 66g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141196238
  • 9780141196237
  • 707,920

About Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991) was a Polish-born Jewish American author who was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement. Following the dissemination of his family during World War I he took up a proofreading job in Warsaw before emigrating to the US prior to the Second World War to continue his writing career. He published 18 novels, 14 children's books and over a dozen collections of short stories. He is famous for his short stories and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978. He died in Florida in 1991.
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