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“The Spinoza of Market Street” is yet another masterful short story from literary great Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story is set in Warsaw in the days leading up to World War I. There Dr. Nahum Fischelson lives alone in an attic room overlooking Market Street. From on high he observes the crowd below, showing equal disdain for merchants and thieves alike. Rather than mingle with the people, he devotes his time and energy to explicating the philosophical works of Benedict de Spinoza. But before long he will have to break free of his isolation … and perhaps see what else life has to offer.

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  • “Singer’s reputation [has been established] with discerning readers as the most brilliant living representative of the Yiddish language in prose and one of the important contemporary writers in America. '’The Spinoza of Market Street’’ will enhance that reputation.”

    New York Times

  • “Sparkling and triumphant, Isaac Bashevis Singer’s stories are filled with wonder, gratitude, humor, irony, and a wry eroticism that manages to exalt the pleasures of the flesh and the soul at the same time.”

    Washington Post Book World, praise for the author

  • “Singer is a genius. He has total command of his imagined world.”

    New Republic, praise for the author

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About the Author
Author Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904–1991) was the author of many novels, stories, children’s books, and memoirs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978 and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction in 1989.