Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist

Biography: Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born, Jewish-American author. The Polish form of his birth name was Izaak Zynger and he used his mother's first name in an initial pseudonym, Izaak Baszewis, which he later expanded to the form under which he is now known. He was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. He won two U.S.

Source/Notes: Variant: "I am a vegetarian for the sake of health — the health of the chicken!" - From: "Isaac Bashevis Singer: conversations" (University Press of Mississippi, 1992), p. 29 - ISBN: 9780878055890

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Source/Notes: Quoted in Voices for Life (1975) edited by Dom Moraes

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