The book of paradise / Itzik Manger ; translated from the Yiddish by Robert Adler Peckerar.
"On being expelled from Paradise, young Samuel Abba pull a crafty trick, managing to arrive on earth with his memory intact. He quickly begins regaling the humans around him with mischievous stories of a Paradise far from their expectations; a world of drunken angels, lewd patriarchs, and the same divisions and temptations that shape the human world. The Book of Paradise is a comic masterpiece, and the only novel by one of the great Yiddish writers. Written in the midst of rising anti-Semitism in 1930s Europe, its raucous blend of sacred and profane is a slyly profound reflection of the author's turbulent times. " -- Back cover.
- ISBN: 9781782279259
- ISBN: 1782279253
- Physical Description: 251 pages ; 20 cm
- Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2023.
- Copyright: ©1939
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