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Isaac B. Singer : a life

Author: Florence Noiville
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) is widely recognized as the most popular Yiddish writer of the twentieth century, but although he was a very public and outgoing figure, much about his personal life remains unknown. Singer was able to recreate the lost world of Jewish Eastern Europe and also to describe the immigrant experience in America. Drawing heavily upon folklore, his work is noted for its mystical strain,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
biografi
Named Person: Isaac Bashevis Singer; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Isaac Bashevis Singer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Florence Noiville
ISBN: 9780374178000 0374178003
OCLC Number: 62872780
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "A stronghold of Jewish puritanism" --
"The gold mine of Krochmalna Street" --
A "private war against the Almighty" --
"The servant of two idols" --
"A bare soul" --
"The language of no one" --
The conquest of America --
Singer versus Singer --
"How long can a man be surprised? How long can a man be happy?" --
"The greatest tragedy which could ever happen to a writer."
Other Titles: Isaac B. Singer.
Responsibility: Florence Noiville ; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) is recognized as the most popular Yiddish writer of the 20th century. His work, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978, is beloved around the  Read more...

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