What is Isaac Bashevis Singer?

  • (noun): United States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991).
    Synonyms: Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) 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. National Book Awards, one in Children's Literature for his memoir A Day Of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw and one in Fiction for his collection A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories.

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... Enemies, a Love Story Love Comes Lately The Magician of Lublin Yentl Mr ... Singer's Nightmare or Mrs ...
Newbery Medal - Newbery Recipients
... King's Fifth,The !The King's Fifth Honor 1967 Singer,Isaac Bashevis !Isaac Bashevis Singer Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories Honor 1967 Weik,Mary Hays !Mary Hays Weik Jazz Man,The !The ... Elizabeth Honor 1968 Odell,Scott !Scott O'Dell Black Pearl,The !The Black Pearl Honor 1968 Singer,Isaac Bashevis !Isaac Bashevis Singer Fearsome Inn,The !The ...
Gesher Theater - History
... Odessa Stories, an adaptation of stories by the Russian author Isaac Babel ... debuted The Slave, an adaptation of the book by Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer ... In May 2003, Gesher staged an adaptation to another work of the author Isaac Bashevis Singer – “Shosha”, again reaping exceptional reviews and a wonderful audience response ...
Shadows On The Hudson
... Shadows on the Hudson (original title Shotns baym Hodson ) is a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer ... Works by Isaac Bashevis Singer Novels The Family Moskat (1950) Satan in Goray (1955) The Magician of Lublin (1960) The Slave (1962) Zlateh the Goat (1966) The Fearsome Inn (1967) Mazel and Shlimazel (1967 ... (1970) A Crown of Feathers (1973) Isaac Bashevis Singer, Stories Vol ...

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