by Isaac Bashevis Singer


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An authentic literary great, Singer was an author whose extraordinary talents won him a worldwide audience. And with this impressive novel, he proved that he was at the height of his creative power until his recent death at age 86. Scum evokes the teeming life of 1906 Warsaw's backstreets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517108277
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/15/1993

About the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904–91) was the author of many novels, stories, and children's books. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1904

Date of Death:

July 24, 1991

Place of Birth:

Radzymin, Poland

Place of Death:

Surfside, Florida


Attended Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary in Warsaw, Poland, 1920-27

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Scum 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
featherbook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a weird one; engaging character study of one man and his most intimate thoughts - Singer does a great job of furrowing inside the brain of a man with dubious morals and a streak of selfish, brutish (and yet sometimes self-aware) misogyny. Portrays the see-saw motion of his consciousness and his struggles with his guilt (in the form of faith) with applomb. Ends too quickly, without much revelation, in a manner that doesnt feel intended. Still worth a read if interested in Jewish fiction.