Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, Singer & Frasconi Signed, vg/vg dj


Yentl the Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer, with 12 woodcut illustrations by Antonio Frasconi.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, U.S.A.  1983.  First Edition.  58p.  6.50x10x0.40.  Boldly SIGNED in black ink: “Greetings Isaac B Singer Antonio Frasconi” on front-facing endpaper (see photos).  In COLLECTIBLE VERY GOOD condition – Illustrated dustwrapper (dark pink, yellow and white) has some edge wear with a few tiny chips rear cover, one closed tear rear cover, spine top/bottom light shelf wear.  Price intact, not clipped.  Covers clean unmarked.  Light pink cloth hardcover has an embossed illustration of a crown embroidered in gold on a 17th century Torah curtain on front cover.  Title in black on spine.  Book is bound tight.  All interior pages pristine.

Jewish-American writer, Isaac Bashevis Singer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978.  One of Singer’s best-loved stories is ”Yentl the Yeshiva Boy,” about a rabbi’s daughter with ”the soul of a man and the body of a woman.”  The young woman, Yentl, is so hungry for learning that she defies Talmudic law by disguising herself as a man in order to attend a yeshiva, or religious school.  Guggenheim Fellowship awardee, Antonio Frasconi, was a celebrated artist best known for his woodcuts, 12 of which appear throughout this book.

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Weight 2.00 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 2 × 12 in


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