Originally published 1974
|Awards National Book Award for Fiction|
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A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories is a 1973 book of short stories written by Polish-American author Isaac Bashevis Singer. It shared the 1974 National Book Award for Fiction with Thomas Pynchon. The twenty-four (24) stories in this collection were translated from Yiddish (Singer's language of choice for writing) by Singer, Laurie Colwin, and others.
The stories appear in the following sequence:
Alfred Kazin noted in his 1974 review of the book in The New York Times that: "Isaac Bashevis Singer is an extraordinary writer. And this new collection of stories, like so much that he writes, represents the most delicate imaginative splendor, wit, mischief and, not least, the now unbelievable life that Jews once lived in Poland."