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: As quoted in: Recovering the Canon: Essays on Isaac Bashevis Singer by David Neal Miller, BRILL, 1986 - ISBN: 9789004076815

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Source/Notes: Conversations with Isaac Bashevis Singer (Doubleday, 1985), p. 34 - ISBN: 9780385179997

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