Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born American writer of novels, short stories, and essays in Yiddish. He was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement, writing and publishing only in Yiddish. He was also awarded two U.S. National Book Awards, one in Children's Literature for his memoir A Day Of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw and one in Fiction for his collection A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories. Isaac Bashevis Singer was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1978 "for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life". He emigrated to the United States in 1935, which was the year of his first novel Satan in Goray. Since then, he has written more or less exclusively about the Jewish world of pre-war Poland, or more exactly about the Hasidic world of pre-war Poland, into which he was born, the son of a rabbi, in 1904. The Magician of Lublin was first published in English in 1960, though originally written in Yiddish. As the novel begins, Yasha Mazur, a magician “religious and heretical, good and evil, false and sincere,” has just returned from a series of performances in the country. He has come home to spend the holidays with his wife, Esther. Now though, his exploits are catching up with him, and he is tempted to make one final escape from his past… Listen online to free English audiobook "The Magician of Lublin” on our website to experience Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel.