Author(s): Isaac Bashevis Singer
'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".
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.