A YOUNG MAN IN SEARCH OF LOVE. Paintings and Drawings by Raphael Soyer. Isaac Bashevis Singer.

A YOUNG MAN IN SEARCH OF LOVE. Paintings and Drawings by Raphael Soyer

New York: Doubleday, (1978). Raphael Soyer. First edition. Hardcover. 4to. One of 300 numbered copies, specially bound, and signed by the author. With a numbered color print signed by Raphael Soyer. This is copy #141. As a young man in 1930s Warsaw, Singer lived inconspicuously on the edge of a successful brother's literary circle, tormented by philosophical doubts and youthful skepticisms, involved with a much-older mistress (a typical Singer grotesque) and on intimate terms with other, equally obsessed women. Unlike the garrulous know-it-alls at the Writers Club, he had no conversational case, no political affiliation, and classic insecurities. Singer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in the same year this book was published. This is the second volume of Singer's autobiography. Bound in blue cloth with the original publisher's slipcase, with cover label. A fine copy, but for sunning to spine. Item #13735

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