The Slave

The Slave Four years after the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century Jacob a slave and cowherd in a Polish village high in the mountains falls in love with Wanda his master s daughter Even after

  • Title: The Slave
  • Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer Cecil Hemley
  • ISBN: 9780374265809
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Slave

    Four years after the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century, Jacob, a slave and cowherd in a Polish village high in the mountains, falls in love with Wanda, his master s daughter Even after he is ransomed, he finds he can t live without her, and the two escape together to a distant Jewish community Racked by his consciousness of sin in taking a Gentile wife andFour years after the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century, Jacob, a slave and cowherd in a Polish village high in the mountains, falls in love with Wanda, his master s daughter Even after he is ransomed, he finds he can t live without her, and the two escape together to a distant Jewish community Racked by his consciousness of sin in taking a Gentile wife and by the difficulties of concealing her identity, Jacob nonetheless stands firm as the violence of the era threatens to destroy the ill fated couple.

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    1. Ahmed

      الكاتب هو يهودي بولندي حاز على نوبل 1978.أنا بحب أقرأ عن المجتمع اليهودي , وبتسحرني الأعمال اللى أبطالها بيكونوا من اليهود , والكاتب مؤمن شديد التدين , متمعن فى ديانته , فتظهر أعماله بشكل متناسق له بريق العمل المؤمن به صاحبه.ببساطة : الرواية تدور فى بولندا فى القرن ال17 أثناء تمزق [...]

    2. Bettie☯

      Translated from the Yiddish by the author and Cecil Hemley Description: Four years after the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century, Jacob, a slave and cowherd in a Polish village high in the mountains, falls in love with Wanda, his master's daughter. Even after he is ransomed, he finds he can't live without her, and the two escape together to a distant Jewish community. Racked by his consciousness of sin in taking a Gentile wife and by the difficulties of concealing her identity, Jaco [...]

    3. Sandra Bašić

      Jako dobar stil pripovijedanja, to me oduševilo iako se, tu i tamo, ponavlja. Odličan prikaz čovjeka koji je cijeli život bio robom - svoga gospodara, ljubavi prema ženi i konačno vlastite vjere. Autor je tako fino iskritizirao sukob religija - mržnju i netrpeljivost prema pripadnicima druge vjere. Bog je samo jedan (samo ga različito imenujemo) i ne vjerujem da nas mrzi i kažnjava zbog svake naše pogreške. Tako to izgleda kada mi sami interpretiramo božju riječ i pitam se: zašto b [...]

    4. Jasminka

      Ovo je jedan izuzetan roman smješten 1648, u vrijeme nakon masakra nekoliko tisuća Židova od strane kozačkih hordi. Glavni je lik pobožan i obrazovan Židov Jakov koji u tom masakru gubi svoju porodicu, zarobljen je i postaje rob u hrišćanskoj porodici. Lijepo se prema njemu ophodi jedino prelijepa Wanda, kći njegovog gospodara. I naravno, počinje romansa ali kakva! Neobična i dirljiva, napisana na jedan stvarno vrhunski način. Ovo je dirljiva, tragična i izuzetno tmurna priča ljuba [...]

    5. Knjigomanijak

      Što napisati o romanu koji me je oduševio ? Čitajući ga sa 17 godina, duboko sam proživljavala sve što je u djelu napisano, sve što su proživljavali glavni likovi, a i sporedni ), sve što je rečeno bilo mi je začuđujuće dobro. I onda se odlučih prošle godine ponovo ga čitati. Nisam ništa očekivala. Zapravo sam mislila da me se neće tako dojmiti kao prije, jer sam dosta skeptična kada neko djelo čitam drugi put. Rijetko koje mi ponovo „legne“ Ovaj put sam se prevarila, je [...]

    6. Ana Ruiz

      I realize that this is a love story. What I found charming about this particular love story is that I couldn't understand why it was called one. That is, until the end. The end is beautiful. I've read so many endings; endings that end with a sigh, with a cry, or with a laugh. But this one was perfect. I must admit I was sleepy when I read that last sentence, but I don't think I could've reacted to the finish of this book anyways. It was perfect.Like I said, for me, this was mostly a .I realize [...]

    7. Judy

      I have not yet read anything by I B Singer I did not love. The Slave is no exception. Singer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978 and always wrote in Yiddish until his death in 1991, in Surfside, FL.After all my reading this year about slavery in America, I come to this reminder that slavery is as old an institution as prostitution. Both seem to be inherent in the human story. The Slave is an epic in 311 pages. Jacob was a learned and pious Jew, son of wealthy parents, who found hi [...]

    8. Kerstin

      This is another of Casey's books for school this next year. I loved it! I wish I could be a fly in the wall to hear the discussions they will have in class about the book. It is the story of Jacob who is a Jew, is sold as a slave after the massacres of Chmielnicki in the 17th Century. Jacob's wife and children and most of his family were murdered. He is kept as a slave for five years on a mountainside in Poland. Here he falls in love with Wanda, his owner's daughter, who is a widow herself. And, [...]

    9. Kate S

      Another time and place with which I was not previously familiar. 17th century Poland, the Jewish population is treated horrendously. They are displaced, murdered, sold into slavery. Not only has Jacob been subjected to this treatment by others, his relationship with a Gentile woman gets him into hot water with his own Peoples. There are many, many questions about faith and what it means to be faithful and to have a relationship with God. The writing was beautiful and I found myself struggling to [...]

    10. Tonkica

      Dosta kratka, ali teška Ima previše ponavljanja istih stvari koje ako vas i previše ne interesiraju, postaju iritantne. :-( Jedva čekala da ju završim!Neka joj je i 2.5! :P

    11. Ram

      Following the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century, A religious Jew becomes a slave in a Polish mountain village. He tries to live in this strange environment, withstanding temptations, keeping the Jewish religion customs. The villagers consider him strange and want him to become a Christian. When he refuses again and again, they aim to harm him.This book has everything in it…A shocking description of the life of the Jews in Poland at that time and the atrocities that they suffer f [...]

    12. Ibrahim Elsayed

      " العبد هو عبد نفسه فقط " الرواية وجودية بإمتياز تذّكرنى بأعمال سارتر الأدبية الرواية تناقش أسئلة وجودية كبرى ولكنها تتطرح أسئلة ولا تعطى إجابة لكن سنجر أفرد صفحات مطولة يستعرض فيها المشاعر الإنسانية من الغضب والحب والشهوة والذنب والندم واليأس والأمل والإيمان والشك هل حقا [...]

    13. Abeer

      الرواية مذهلة وثرية جدا يستحق اسحق باشفيس سنجر نوبل بجدارة فهو قادر على أن يجتذبك لعالمه وأن يجعلك تغوص معه داخل الأزمات والصراعات النفسية التي يضع أبطال حكايته بها ليجعلك تنشغل دائما بكيفية إيجاد حل يُخرج البطل من مأزقه .هنا أيضا اختار الروائي الساحر مكانا وزمانا جديدين [...]

    14. Marwan

      هذه هى المرة الثانية التى أقراء فيها لأسحق سنجر أحد أعمدة الأدب اليهودى اليديشى و أتمنى ألا تكون الأخيرةالقصة تدور فى القرن السابع عشر فى بولندا أى فى أواخر العصور الوسطى حيث مازال الأقطاع قويا جدا و النبلاء يعينون الملك و يعزلونه و يعيشون فى حالة من الفساد المهول و اللامسئو [...]

    15. Casey

      I really enjoyed this book. I have read the Bible, so I understood some of the references made, but I didn't understand all of them, since the Torah was mentioned and I'm not Jewish. I hated finding references I didn't understand, although I learned more because of them.Great book. The writing was brilliant and I loved it.I found some amazing quotes in this book that I have to share." Jacob looked about him, he saw that the community observed the laws and customs involving the Almighty, but brok [...]

    16. Kathy

      Once again Isaac Bashevis Singer' storytelling has arrested and spellbound me. I found this an intensely beautiful book. Four years after the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century, Jacob, a Jewish slave and cowherd in a Polish village high in the mountains, falls in love with Wanda, his gentile master's daughter. Jacob is ransomed, and freed from his years of enforced slavery only to find it succeeded by another sort of slavery that would last as long as he lived. He is stunned by the [...]

    17. kostasvamvoukakis

      καλό και δυνατό, με όλη τη λαογραφία των Εβραίων να παίζει σημαντικό ρόλο. η πίστη και το πόσο μέσα της ζουν. με πολλές βέβαια Παρασπονδιες

    18. GilgameshNabeel

      The Slave العبد Isaac Bashevis Singerإسحق باشيفيس سنجر USA - Poland الولايات المتّحدة الأميركية - بولندا first published in 1962 I finished it on 22th of September 2013هذه هي الرواية الثانية التي أقرأها للكاتب الأميركي البولندي المولد الحائز على جائزة نوبل إسحق باشيفيس سنجر، والرواية - كما عودنا- قويّة وذات حبكة رصينة ول [...]

    19. Jo Tsamaidis

      Beautifully written and absorbing novel. It is so rich in detail and yet nothing is superfluous; it is a story that deals with the real fundamentals of life -faith, hope and love. Jacob is committed to God. Even as a slave, he tries to observe all of the Jewish laws and customs. He is committed to his eternal life despite all manner of distractions: brutal living conditions, pagan influence and sexual desire. I was struck by the contrast between the pagans who were also considered Gentiles and t [...]

    20. Marc Gerstein

      This is a fascinating and nuanced work by a Nobel Prize winning 20th century writer of Jewish-themed novels who reaches for a big-picture historical/theological/philosophical perspective. On the surface, this is the story of a doomed love between a Jew who is captured and sold into slavery following at 16th Century pogrom and falls in love the with daughter of his master. But Romeo and Juliet, this isn’t. The situation faced by the Jewish community in Europe in the centuries following the post [...]

    21. Vishvapani

      The Slave is one of Bashevis Singer's strongest novels, and a good place to start if you have never read any of his books - if only because it is a short novel. It's also wonderfully well written, reflective and strongly felt. Several of Bashevis Singer's novels share a pattern: a man intends to be good but finds himself is drawn into love by his emotions. Choosing to be true to himself, he diverges from conventional Jewish virtue and encounters a new intensity of suffering that leads him more d [...]

    22. Víctor Galán

      En esta obra, Singer relató una historia de amor marcada por las adversidades que las leyes y las circunstancias personales de los dos protagonistas tenían consigo. La obra supone una fuerte crítica a las normas que impiden al individuo actuar con libertad moral asustándole con la amenaza de no alcanzar la vida eterna. Jacob, el protagonista es un esclavo durante toda la novela, desde su situación inicial obligado a trabajar para Jan Bzik hasta después, cuando, ya liberado y traído de vue [...]

    23. Wayward Child

      It was quite interesting, certainly different from what I usually read. I prefer the Wanda part, for obvious reasons. The religious talk bothered me more than I expected it to. Personally, I have nothing against religion. But, I don`t think religion should stand in the way of happiness. All that self restraining, god fearing, I-will-punish-myself-for-my-sins behavior doesn`t sit well with me. Their lives would have been so much easier if they had not been so devoted. Now, some might agree with m [...]

    24. Sasoo

      روايه جميله جداااااأكثر جزء عجبني ألاول "واندا"الست الي أتمنيت اكون مكانها الي بقت ف الجزء التاني"ٍسارة " بعد ما تزوجت يعقوب وأعتنقت اليهوديه ف السر و مثلت أنها خرساء لآن العقيدة اليهوديه بتمنع تحول حد الي اليهوديه .والجزء التاني أثر فيا جدا وبالذات وهي بتولد الجزء الاخير "ال [...]

    25. Brian

      Intense and beautiful, this book is equal parts love story and critique of religion and society. It is written in such a way that it's true nature and message isn't fully apparent until the final chapters. Though based in 16th century Poland and written almost 50 years ago, it carries strong messages for life today. I am very happy to have read this.

    26. Grace

      Wow. Brutal descriptions of peasant life in 1600's Poland, plus pogroms and their effect on the Jewish community. The line from here to Auschwitz is straight and clear. Slams those who choose to practice the insignificant pieces of religion but leave out the critical stuff - like love, respect and charity. Woven into the hardships is a touching and romantic interfaith love story.

    27. morady

      اول مرة كنت اسمع عن الكاتب لما جبت الرواية دي بس كانت مفاجأة بالنسبة لى فهو كاتب بولندي يهودي واضح كمان انه متدين باين طبعا من شخصية بطل الرواية وهو يعقوب اللى بيشرح حاجات كتير فى التوراة وبيناقشها وبينتقض المجتمع اليهودي اللى بيطبقوا نصف الشريعه فيما يخص الرب اما مع الاشخاص [...]

    28. Igor Watanabe

      What a book and what a style of writing ! A story of an oddly matched couple in the 17th century Poland will make you wonder (among other things) about the morality, religious dogmas and the ways you are "supposed to" live and love and the ways you actually want to live.

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