Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

A study of Singer's short fiction with critical commentary and textual analysis.

Author: Edward Alexander

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002554033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

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A study of Singer's short fiction with critical commentary and textual analysis.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Collected Stories

Collected Stories

Isaac Bashevis Singer's work explores humanity in all of its guises. This collection of forty-seven short stories, selected by Singer himself from across the whole of his career, brings together the best of his writing.

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141196770

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Isaac Bashevis Singer's work explores humanity in all of its guises. This collection of forty-seven short stories, selected by Singer himself from across the whole of his career, brings together the best of his writing. From the supernatural 'Taibele and Her Demon' to the poignant 'The Unseen', and from gentle humour in 'Gimpel the Fool' to tragedy with 'Yentl the Yeshiva Boy', these tales explore good and evil, passion and restraint, religious fervour and personal failings, within the traditional shtetls of pre-war Eastern Europe and post-war America.
Categories: Fiction

The Hidden Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Hidden Isaac Bashevis Singer

By contrast, this collection of essays by leading Yiddish scholars seeks to recover the authentic voice and vision of the writer known to his Yiddish readers as Yitskhok Bashevis.

Author: Seth L. Wolitz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292757905

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer stands virtually alone among prominent writers for being more widely known through translations of his work than through the original texts. Yet readers and critics of the Yiddish originals have long pointed out that the English versions are generally shortened, often shorn of much description and religious matter, and their perspectives and denouements are significantly altered. In short, they turn the Yiddish author into a Jewish-American English writer, detached from of his Eastern European Jewish literary and cultural roots. By contrast, this collection of essays by leading Yiddish scholars seeks to recover the authentic voice and vision of the writer known to his Yiddish readers as Yitskhok Bashevis. The essays are grouped around four themes: The Yiddish language and the Yiddish cultural experience in Bashevis's writings Thematic approaches to the study of Bashevis's literature Bashevis's interface with other times and cultures Interpretations of Bashevis's autobiographical writings A special feature of this volume is the inclusion of Joseph Sherman's new, faithful translation of a chapter from Bashevis's Yiddish "underworld" novel Yarme and Keyle.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer Set

The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer Set

In addition, Collected Stories includes thirteen previously uncollected stories from the Ransom Center archives. Here are nearly 200 stories in all--the full range of Singer's vision encompassing Old World shtetl and New World exile.

Author: Various

Publisher:

ISBN: 1598534556

Category: Fiction

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Now in a deluxe boxed set, The Library of America's three-volume collector's edition of the beloved Nobel Prize-winning writer and master storyteller. First pubished ten years ago to mark the centennial of the birth of Isaac Bashevis Singer, one of ten American writers to be awarded the Nobel Prize and perhaps the most influential and beloved Jewish-American author, The Library of America now presents The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, a major celebration of Singer's achievement. Beginning with "Gimpel the Fool," whose title story brought Singer to prominence in America when translated from Yiddish by Saul Bellow in 1953, and concluding with "The Death of Methuselah," the collection published three years before his death in 1991, this three-volume edition brings together for the first time all the story collections Singer published in English in the versions he called his "second originals"—translations he supervised and collaborated on himself, revising as he worked. In addition, Collected Stories includes thirteen previously uncollected stories from the Ransom Center collections. Here are nearly 200 stories—the full range of Singer's vision encompassing Old World shtetl and New World exile. Born in Poland in 1904 into a family of rabbis, Singer was raised in the traditional culture that was to be annihilated during World War II, and his haunting stories testify to the richness of that vanished world. Singer's Old World stories reveal a wild, mischievous, often disturbing supernaturalism evocative of both local storytelling traditions and dark undercurrents born of Singer's own concerns and obsessions. As a special feature, the boxed set also includes Isaac Bashevis Singer: An Album a compact illustrated biography accompanied by appreciations of and anecdotes about Singer from some of today's leading writers, including Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Safran Foer, Francine Prose, Nicholas Dawidoff, and Joyce Carol Oates, among others.
Categories: Fiction

Isaac B Singer

Isaac B  Singer

Draws on personal recollections, letters, and inteviews with friends, family, and associates to present a portrait of the popular Yiddish writer.

Author: Florence Noiville

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810124820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Draws on personal recollections, letters, and inteviews with friends, family, and associates to present a portrait of the popular Yiddish writer.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Manor

The Manor

The Manor and The Estate—combined in this one-volume edition—bold tales of Polish Jews in the latter half of the nineteenth century, a time of rapid industrial growth and radical social change that enabled the Jewish community to move ...

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 0299205444

Category: Fiction

Page: 818

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The Manor and The Estate—combined in this one-volume edition—bold tales of Polish Jews in the latter half of the nineteenth century, a time of rapid industrial growth and radical social change that enabled the Jewish community to move from the ghetto to prominent positions within Polish society.
Categories: Fiction

The Slave

The Slave

A Hebrew legend in which a messenger from God sells himself into slavery in order to help a poor scribe.

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374506809

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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A Hebrew legend in which a messenger from God sells himself into slavery in order to help a poor scribe.
Categories: Fiction

Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side

Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side

This book is a co-publication and appears in conjunction with an exhibition organized and presented by the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, on the occasion of the centennial celebration nationwide of Singer's birth in 2004.

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 0299206246

Category: Photography

Page: 127

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Isaac Bashevis Singer, the Polish-born Yiddish writer and Nobel laureate, and New York documentary photographer Bruce Davidson collaborated on a surreal feature film made in 1973, entitled Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko’s Beard. This film was at once a documentary about Singer’s New York and a dramatization of one his short stories. The film grew out of their friendship, as residents of the same building on the upper West Side of Manhattan, and their common interest in New York City street life. During and after production, Davidson made numerous portraits of Singer and also returned to the Lower East Side for a documentary series of photographs. A selection of more than forty of the stunning images made between 1957 and 1990 is available here for the first time in Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side: Photographs by Bruce Davidson. The book also includes portraits of Singer, stills from the film, the black and white portfolio known as The Garden Cafeteria, and selections from the Lower East Side series. The Garden Cafeteria was a collaboration depicting denizens of the East Broadway restaurant frequented by Singer during his trips to The Jewish Daily Forward. The portfolio has never been published nor exhibited in its entirety—until this volume. Included is an introduction by Singer himself on Davidson’s images, an in-depth interview with Davidson about his art, aesthetic and political views, and his Jewishness, and a reflective, contextual essay by Ilan Stavans on the relevance of this collaboration between the writer and the photographer. Through Davidson’s lens we see Singer’s literary world of Holocaust survivors and �migr�s from Eastern Europe—a displaced culture in its twilight. This book is a co-publication and appears in conjunction with an exhibition organized and presented by the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, on the occasion of the centennial celebration nationwide of Singer's birth in 2004.
Categories: Photography

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer brought the vibrant milieu of pre-Holocaust Polish Jewry to the English-speaking world through his subtle psychological insight, deep sympathy for the eccentricities of Jewish folk custom, and unerring feel for the ...

Author: Janet Hadda

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299186937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Isaac Bashevis Singer brought the vibrant milieu of pre-Holocaust Polish Jewry to the English-speaking world through his subtle psychological insight, deep sympathy for the eccentricities of Jewish folk custom, and unerring feel for the heroism of everyday life. His novels, including The Family Moskat and Enemies: A Love Story, and his short stories, such as "Yentl" and "Gimpel the Fool," prove him a consummate storyteller and probably the greatest Yiddish writer of the twentieth century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Shosha

Shosha

The story of a young man's search for a lost love, set in Warsaw during the 1930s.

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: UCAL:B4369621

Category: Dramatists

Page: 277

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The story of a young man's search for a lost love, set in Warsaw during the 1930s.
Categories: Dramatists

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Collections of interviews with notable modern writers

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 0878055908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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Collections of interviews with notable modern writers
Categories: Literary Criticism

Enemies A Love Story

Enemies  A Love Story

A Jewish refugee who escaped Hitler's Holocaust and is living in New York with his second wife faces a dilemma when he discovers that his first wife is still alive

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374515225

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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A Jewish refugee who escaped Hitler's Holocaust and is living in New York with his second wife faces a dilemma when he discovers that his first wife is still alive
Categories: Fiction

Master of Dreams

Master of Dreams

A poignant and affectionate view of the life and work of the brilliant but troubled Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer explores the later years of Singer's life through his longtime assistant's close relationship with him.

Author: Dvorah Telushkin

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: UVA:X004140657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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A poignant and affectionate view of the life and work of the brilliant but troubled Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer explores the later years of Singer's life through his longtime assistant's close relationship with him.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Achievement of Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Achievement of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Critical analysis of the style and themes of the Yiddish writer's novels and short stories

Author: Marcia Allentuck

Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015002580606

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 177

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Critical analysis of the style and themes of the Yiddish writer's novels and short stories
Categories: Literary Collections

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Children's Stories and Childhood Memoirs is the first study focused exclusively on Singer's works for children.

Author: Alida Allison

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015037425256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 167

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In his acceptance speech for the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer spoke of children as the ideal literary audience. His comments bespoke his own commitment, in the final years of a long and prolific career, to writing stories for children. It was in 1966 at age 62 that Singer wrote "Zlatch the Goat," which garnered the first of the author's two Newbery Medals, the highest honor in children's literature. Isaac Bashevis Singer: Children's Stories and Childhood Memoirs is the first study focused exclusively on Singer's works for children. Alida Allison presents Singer's accomplishments in children's literature as the culmination of his career. She incorporates insights gained in interviews with Singer's widow and editors and makes extensive reference to existing documents on the author's life, in particular the autobiographies of his siblings. Allison's study is notable for its consideration of the illustrators and translators who worked closely with Singer. The varied approaches to his mysticism and realism taken by his illustrators - some of the world's best known - wonderfully extend and enhance his stories.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

A must-have for readers, students, and scholars of Yiddish and of 20th century world literature, this volume marks the eagerly-awaited first appearance of Saltzman's identification of 11 full-length Singer novels and 11 novellas, ...

Author: Roberta Saltzman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055802683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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What do the names D. Segal, Yitshak Varshavski, and Yitshak Bashevis have in common? Each is a pseudonym for the writer and Nobel laureate more widely known as Isaac Bashevis Singer. Prompted by the frequent requests for help of readers and researchers in the Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library who were hunting for the original Yiddish versions of Singer's stories and novels published in translation, and seeing a need for an updated bibliography of Singer's works (David Neal Miller's Bibliography of Isaac Bashevis Singer only covered Singer's works through 1949), author Roberta Saltzman compiled this survey of Singer's works from 1960 through his death in 1991. The text is divided into three sections, each arranged alphabetically. Section A lists Singer's contributions to the Yiddish newspaper press; each entry includes the Yiddish title exactly as it appears in the original, an English translation of the title, and an indication of the pseudonym employed. Section B consists of Singer's works published in Yiddish in book form, while Section C lists all of Singer's works translated into English and published in book form. Brief biographical information on Singer, including his childhood in Poland and his immigration to America, is provided in the introduction. A must-have for readers, students, and scholars of Yiddish and of 20th century world literature, this volume marks the eagerly-awaited first appearance of Saltzman's identification of 11 full-length Singer novels and 11 novellas, untranslated from the Yiddish and unknown, a discovery hailed by the New York Observer as long ago as 1996 as providing "perhaps the literary find of the decade."
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Magician of Lublin

The Magician of Lublin

Set in Warsaw and the shtetls of the 1870s, Isaac Bashevis Singer's second novel is a haunting psychological portrait of a man's flight from love. This title is winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 0141197609

Category: Adultery

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Yasha the magician - sword swallower, fire eater, acrobat and master of escape - is famed for his extraordinary Houdini-like skills. Half Jewish, half Gentile, a free thinker who slips easily between worlds, Yasha has an observant wife, a loyal assistant who travels with him and a woman in every town. Now, though, his exploits are catching up with him, and he is tempted to make one final escape - from his marriage, his homeland and the last tendrils of his father's religion. Set in Warsaw and the shtetls of the 1870s, Isaac Bashevis Singer's second novel is a haunting psychological portrait of a man's flight from love. 'Singer writes with a love and passion unequalled in contemporary fiction.' Washington Post 'A spellbinder as clever as Scheherazade; he arrests the reader at once, transports him to a far place and a far, improbable time and does not let him go until the end.' New Republic Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Categories: Adultery