Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Born: November 21, 1902

Died: July 24, 1991

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: First words of a recipe for high-priced cookies in Stories for Children (1984)

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Source/Notes: On "The Dick Cavett Show", PBS. As quoted in: The Reader's Digest, Volume 128, Issues 765-769 (1986), p. 137

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Source/Notes: The Collected Stories (1982), The Last Demon