Notes: The first English-language edition of this short story that was first published in Yiddish in 1962. It was adapted into a Broadway play and then into the 1983 film starring Barbara Streisand. The plot involves a Jewish girl who poses as a boy in order to study the Talmud at school. Translated by Marion Magid and Elizabeth Pollet.
This is one of 450 copies with illustration after woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi, signed by the writer and artist. Singer received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1978.
Edition + Condition: First edition. A fine copy in white cloth; in a very good slipcase with some fading along one edge. This is no. 220, signed by Singer and Frasconi.
Publication: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.
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