Critical Essays on Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Note
Publisher's Note
Introduction 1
In the Day of a False Messiah 29
Demons and Dreams 32
Isaac Singer's Marvels 36
The Genius of Isaac Bashevis Singer 40
The Sly Modernism of Isaac Singer 46
Singer's Last Word 53
The Saint As Schlemiel 61
Introduction to Radical Sophistication 66
The Hidden God of Isaac Bashevis Singer 75
The Destruction and Resurrection of the Jews in the Fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer 87
Singer's Paradoxical Progress 102
Isaac Bashevis Singer; or, The American-ness of the American Jewish Writer 113
I. B. Singer - Alone in the Forest 120
Death by the Word: Victims of Language in Enemies, A Love Story 137
Passivity and Narration: The Spell of Bashevis Singer 149
Secularism and Yiddishkeit in Abraham Cahan's "The Imported Bridegroom" and Isaac Bashevis Singer's "The Little Shoemakers" 165
Manuscript and Metaphor: Translating Isaac Bashevis Singer's Children's Stories 180
Upside Down in the Daytime: Singer and Male Homosexuality 191
Judaism, Genius, or Gender: Women in the Fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer 209
Contributors of New Essays 220
Index 223
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