(E–pub/Pdf) דער בעל תשובה By Isaac Bashevis Singer


דער בעל תשובהOstensibly the revelation of one man s life delivered in confessional style charting Joseph Shapiro s rejection of all the successes sins and comforts of the modern life for a spiritual urity that can only be Found For Him By Reconnecting for him by reconnecting his roots and becoming a devoted student of the Talmud A Polish born survivor of Hitler and Stalin he d settled in the US struck it rich in business kept a wife and a mistress indulged his every whim But when it all falls apart he is overwhelmed by the shallowness of it all falls apart he is overwhelmed by the shallowness of and what he d become and fled to IsraelI have long been an admirer of Isaac Bashevis Singer s short stories so I came to The Penitent with high hopes And while it was nothing at all like what I d expected I can t say it disappointed me Because Singer writes beautifully this is an eminently readable book and while the Your Life Still Counts: How God Uses Your Past to Create a Beautiful Future plot itself is slight theacing kept me nicely on the hook True the Piers Plowman: A New Translation of the B-Text preaching especially towards the end finallyroves overwhelming but I enjoyed the unfurling of a fanatic s nature opinionated bombastic hypocritical and yet entirely human especially when dealing with the inner demons and I was leased to find considerable subtlety beneath the surface whitewashNot knowing all that much about the I was leased to find considerable subtlety beneath the surface whitewashNot knowing all that much about the I don t know if Joseph Shapiro is meant as a mouthpiece for Singer s own observances and beliefs My impression is that he isn t though he obviously represents a faction of the Jewish faithful Singer s skill here at least as I see it is in Fantasy Noir. Übernatürliche Mordfälle painting aortrait of an extremist and yet reflecting the truthful aspects in several of Shapiro s seemingly wildest argumentsFinally there s a short Author s Afterword that is meant I think to be taken as art of the novel that cuts to the crux of the book and the reason for its writing The agonies and the disenchantment of Joseph Shapiro may to a degree stir a self evaluation in both believers and skeptics The remedies that he recommends may not heal everybody s wounds hut the nature of the sickness will I hope be recognized Impressive account of one man s uest to find out who he wants to become and how to get there Beautifully written not a word too many Absolute gem Prof Harold Bloom wrote a brutal review of this short novel in 1983 was skeptical of the review I now acknowledge that Bloom was right This work is like a comic book version of Ecclesiastes I am a deep follower of Singer This is his worst work There are errant rockets firing incongruent messages in my brain right now I hated it It was brilliant What a diatribe What did you expect from a book called the Penitent This was SO 1969 sexual revolution It was believable It was not it was every man s fantasy Oh dear meBut thank goodness there s a uote on the back cover that validates my conflicted mind This from author Susan Hill A deeply disturbing book which will make you think uestion argue disagree by turns but will not leave you either unchanged or unmoved and whose message will remain with you erhaps forever afterwards Well I m not sure about the forever afterwards Diari part but I can agree with the restI was hooked by thereface s first two aragraphs In 1969 I had my first opportunity to catch a glmpse of the Wailing Wall about which I had heard so much It looked somewhat different from the Wailing Wall carved on the wooden cover of my rayer book That one showed cypresses but I didn t see trees here Jewish soldiers guarded the entrance way It was daytime and a crowd of Jews of all kinds had gathered There were Ashkenzic and Sephardic Youths with earlocks hanging to their shouldersBeggars held out hands for alms some even haggling with their benefactors The Almighty conducted business here on a twenty four hour basisI stood and looked at the Wall and at the surrounding streets which were inhabited by Arabs The houses seemed to stand as if by a miracle one looming over the next and leaning out and jostling for a better view of the stone wall that stood as a memento of the Holy Temple The sun blazed with a dry heat and everything smelled of the desert of ancient destruction and of Jewish eternityOkay Let me digress In 2012 I had the opportunity to visit the Wailing Wall an experience I will never forget There are soldiers everywhere near the entrance The wall is split in two arts one side for women the other for men There were. Said by Singer to be his favourite among all his books The Penitent is the story of Joseph Shapiro's search for salvation After.

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Many different kinds of Jews there AS WELL AS A GROUP OF well as a group of tourists a choral group of African Americans from Harlem donning bright yellow outfits and countless other world travelers and daily local Scorch penitents I remember no beggars In fact though I sawoverty up close at a flea market in Tel Aviv I did not come across any Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies panhandlers There is no street just a large area to mull about in and takehotographs while waiting your turn to enter the enclosed wall area I don t so much remember seeing houses just the rooftops and walls of buildings as we left that area and continued our tour One building with a barbed wire rooftop sectioning off the Arab uarter and one with a wall containing bullet holes The sun did blaze with a dry heat But to me it held recent destruction and eternal diversity When I entered the Wailing Wall area I decided not to walk up to it but to sit on a bench against the back wall to observe Seated beside me was a 70ish woman Marrane Et Marronne: La Co-Ecriture Reversible D Andre Et de Simone Schwarz-Bart praying in English I wasn taying close attention to her This Deleuzian Century prayers until I realized that sherayed for a woman she unable to visit Historically this seemed logical to me that she was separated in some way from a loved one But then she said every time I try to get close to her they try to shoot my eyes out with laser beams It took some restraint to not yank my head around and say Excuse me Say what But in the same instant I could only sadly wonder what sort of traumas this woman may have suffered in her life Well that s not what this book is about at all At the wall the narrator meets a man whose story takes up the rest of the book Singer s storytelling is so convincing it s hard believe the viewpoints held within the man s tale do not mirror Singer s own Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity philosophies I almost skipped the author s note at the end of the book but being a good little reader today I read it I am chastized This is fiction And sometimes fiction needs a disclaimer such asthe opinions expressed in theseages are not necessarily those held by the author and should not be used against himBut I still have a rub Sadly it s dated This book was written in the early 1970s The time lest anyone forget of the sexual revolution Free sex Pickups mistresses open relationships sex on airplanes Whoa Wait a minute Meeting a young woman on an airplane and she comes on to you and you get a blanket and try to do it there I dunno So the narrator s life of adultery has ended and he boards a Tell Me What You Want plane and this happens Then he gets to Tel Aviv and the women are still falling all over him He is a self made rich man who survived WWII by roaminglaces like Russia Now he s running away to become a enitent That s the scenarioMuch of his story relays his struggles of argumentive thought The Devil tries to lure him back to his evil sexual ways and his new found religious #self talks him out of it He rants against the society # talks him out of it He rants against the society s escaping and by the end of the book his complete transformation is revealed when he chances upon the woman he met of the lane and they discuss their now divurgent Sagwitch: Shoshone Chieftain, Mormon Elder, 1822-1887 philosophies over tea It s not as shallow or cheesy as I make it sound Singer is too good of a writer He gets inside the man s mind He made me want to scream and throw the book across the room See Brilliant Never has there been a book that has expressed my sentiments soerfectly At times I could not tell whether I was reading the thoughts of someone else or my own I loved this book from beginning to end It s erfect in every aspect I am shocked that there are reviews less than five stars Changing current happiness for a new kind of happiness on a new hysical space A nationalistic dogma sounds in the book surpassed in uality by others of the author s books A very Le rendez-vous profound novel of someone seeking his Religion in a changed world and the different interpretations of itI have read a few of Mr Singer s works and I found this story very revealing I really like Isaac Singer which is what made this book so disappointing His character here Joseph Shapiro is self righteous judgmental andreachy and lacks the humor and humanity that Singer usually displaysThe book is basically one long Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing pontification Here s one bitterassage of many manyEven i I ve heard it said that in order for a comedy to be effective it must be smarter than its audience With that in mind I osit that somet. Escaping the Nazi terror Shapiro went to America where he became a rich businessman and a hilandering husband His search for sa. Imes a story needs be written by a hand smarter and full of grace than the subject being discussedAnd this brings us to Isaac Bashevis Singer s novel The Penitent Though long familiar with Singer and having greatly enjoyed his short story Gimpel the Fool way back in my community college dayswow that long already Time All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence passes and she hurts this is his first novel I ve read to completion I ll be blunt this novel much like Saul Bellow s Selected Short Stories is saved by the writer s afterword That s not to say that Singer s considerable skill as a novelist and storyteller isn t on display in theages Discovering Our Past California Edition: Medieval And Early Modern Times proceeding the afterword but they are unfortunately deluged and hidden almost to drowning by the words of the book srotagonist Joseph Shapiro I once went through a In This Land: The Purple Book, Volume Four phase where I completely disengaged from technology I had no internet Sold my TV and vcr Got rid of all radios Evenulled the fuse on my car radio I d just felt like I was wasting my life via technology and wanted to live a real life And that is of course an extreme osition to take but even today I find myself being drawn to such asceticism As it turned out I was longing for just such asceticism when I heard about Isaac Bashevis Singer s The Penitent I had always been a big Singer fan The man writes with such wonderful honesty and he lives in a world that at times I d like to live in too A world of intense spirituality A world with owerful right and wrong delineations of morality A world of substance of deep meaning But somehow I had missed hearing about The Penitent when it first came out When I heard about it years later I snapped it up It s a slight book 164 lightly spaced ages in hardcover And the book is in Singer s eminently read able voice but despite having the raw material for a compelling story A European Jew finds his way to America where he becomes wealthy and successful and disillusioned with it all and heads back to Israel to live a authentic spiritual life the book is only episodic It s as if there is no contrast no ush and Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction pull as if it is only Singer just barely hiding behind hisrotagonist moralizing And if you Re In Need For Some Good Moralizing I Think Singer in need for some good moralizing I think Singer is good moralizing indeed But for a novel to work even a moralizing novel as a novel it must have the ower of story working within itIf you re a Singer fan you ll enjoy this book If you re not well I think there are elements of the book you will enjoy but the book as a novel not so muchAnd Singer s moralizing is strong borderline rant In today s sanitized anything goes but morality world of ours many will excoriate Singer s opinions in this book And while I of course don t agree with everything he says there is very much of what he says that resonates with me as being the truthI think of the glorification of organized crime in movies and TV shows I think of a movie like Pulp Fiction I remember seeing it with a friend and his wife and in a scene where one of the gunman accidentally shoots someone in a car very realistic violence blood splattering everywhere they were laughing I was appalled Now SingerOnly now as I speak to you do I realize how much suffering this art has caused me In order to enjoy it you must have the of a Murderer It Is Completely It is completely mean and cruel I often saw Celia and Liza at scenes that should ve evoked tearsAnd All worldly art is nothing but evil and degradation Through the generations writers have glorified killing and debauchery and they have all kinds of names for it romanticism realism naturalism New Wave and so on The Penitent was written over thirty years ago Is the state of art any different today Without descending into my own moralizing too far anyway is not debauchery and violence being glorified today I don t even know what some of the genres are now They re categorized by initials euphemizing them as do some of the full word genres like erotica Some of the milder forms are SM and snuff genres Singer wouldn t be opular with a lot of The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability people nowadays Nobody likes anybody telling them what s right or wrong It s all about tolerance and freedom and rights Well Singer would disagree You can read The Penitent and decide for yourself which side of the fence you re onHave a little spare time I ve free flash fiction all stories under 1K at my website greggbellnet. 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