Isaac bashevis singer yiddish november 21 1902 july 24 1991 was a polish american writer in yiddish awarded the nobel prize in literature in 1978 the polish form of his birth name was icek hersz zynger he used his mothers first name in an initial literary pseudonym izaak baszewis which he later expanded. I used to read short stories a lot now im remembering the pleaure they used to give me by going back and reading some of each book isaac bashevis singers collection is one more exellent example of how short stories should be written recommended. Isaac joshua singer is considered one of the major yiddish writers of the twentieth century and was the first and greatest literary influence on his younger brother isaac in new york isaac bashevis singer began working for the jewish daily forward a yiddish newspaper dedicated to issues of interest to its newly immigrated readership. Isaac bashevis singer biography born in 1903 in the polish town of leoncin and residing briefly in a hasidic court in radzymin singers family eventually moved to warsaw and lived on krochmalna st which became the setting for many of his stories and novels including his autobiographical work in my fathers court 1967 in 1917 two years after the german occupation of warsaw in . Isaac bashevis singer polish born american writer of novels short stories and essays in yiddish he was the recipient in 1978 of the nobel prize for literature his fiction depicting jewish life in poland and the united states is remarkable for its rich blending of irony wit and wisdom
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