April 2 PHCWI BOOK CLUB 7 pm The Slave by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Kasia Krzyzostaniak is hostess at 3209 Highland Ct, Middleton (608) 836-8632. Please call ahead so she can set up chairs. Our library System has 3 copies. Between 1648-57, the Cossacks, Crimean Tartars, and Ukrainian peasants, fought against the Polish-Lithuanian Common-wealth. After the Cossack Rebellion (commanded by Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky) the Polish szlachta, their Jewish intermediaries, and Latin Rite Catholics lost control of Rus/Ruthenia (Ukraine) to Tsarist Russia. **FYI....see...... The Cossack Rebellion 1648 - YouTube scenes from WITH FIRE AND SWORD / Ogniem i mieczem. Isaac Bashevis Singers story tells about Jacob, a scholar sold into slavery after the Khmelnytsky massacres. He falls in love with Wanda, a gentile woman, and the daughter of his Polish owner. LibraryThing review: .This was a beautiful story which unfolded like a fable. The narrative flowed at a brisk enough pace to keep most readers interested, and was quite suspenseful. I liked that nothing was left hanging at the end, and while sad, THE SLAVE was overall an optimistic book. ~Review by cookie_lover Isaac Bashevis Singer was awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life.
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