The King of the Fields.

Isaac Bashevis Singer's The King of the Fields

The King of the Fields.

SINGER, Isaac Bashevis.


Item Number: 126208

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1988.

Early printing of Singer’s masterful historical novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Alcorn. Author photograph by Nancy Crampton.

Singer's late novel, a magical and resonant fable, recreates the birth of the Polish nation. Through the compelling figure of Cybula, defeated leader of a tribe of hunter-gatherers, it explores the moment when prehistory dissolved into history, superstitions became tinged with skepticism, and men began to turn from many gods towards one god. "Singer is a writer of the great tradition. A true and important literary artist lives among us" (The New York Times).

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