Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Family Moskat
Isaac Bashevis Singer


In the topsy-turvy years between the dawn of the twentieth century and the dark days of 1939, the Moskat family battled on. But like many Jewish families in Poland they can no longer turn a blind eye to the dwindling of their fortunes. In Warsaw, where saints mingle with swindlers, tough Zionists argue with mystic philosophers, and medieval rabbis rub shoulders with ultra-modern painters, life is inexorably changing. Secularism and war inch nearer and the family Moskat clings on.

Paperback, 768pp
Vintage Classics, 2000 (1950)
ISBN 9780099285489