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A Week in Literary History

July 14th, 2002

In 1904, American Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer (The Family Moskat, 1950) is born Yitskhek Bashyevis Zinger in Radzymin, Poland.

singer.jpgIsaac Bashevis Singer, b. July 14, 1904, d. 1991

Singer enjoyed a long career as the premier writer of his time in the dying Yiddish language, for which he was recognized in 1978 with a Nobel Prize. Whether in his novels, which include family chronicles written late in his career, or in his incomparable short stories, Singer is a born storyteller: vivid, earthy, sexy, magical. His frank memoirs make wonderful reading, as do his books for children.

Suggested Reading Novels The Family Moskat, 1950. In My Father’s Court, 1966. The Manor, 1967. The Estate, 1969. The Golem, 1983. Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, 1983. Short stories Gimpel the Fool, 1953. The Spinoza of Market Street, 1961. A Friend of Kafka, 1970. A Crown of Feathers, 1973. Isaac Bashevis Singer: The Collected Stories, 1982. Memoirs A Little Boy in Search of God: Mysticism in a Personal Light, 1976. A Young Man in Search of Love, 1978. Lost in America, 1981. Children’s books When Schlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories, 1968. A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw, 1969. Why Noah Chose the Dove, 1974. Stories for Children, 1986.

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