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The Hidden Isaac Bashevis Singer
     

The Hidden Isaac Bashevis Singer

by Seth L. Wolitz (Editor)
 

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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

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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

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Library Journal
The motive of this collection is admirable: finding and exploring the connections between modern Jewish spirituality and the writings of Nobel prize winner Singer. A master storyteller, the deft and fascinating Singer has always been burdened by literal-minded critics and expositors who fail to see his dark comedy. So it is here with Wolitz (comparative literature, Univ. of Texas, Austin). Still, it is good to be stimulated to think again about Singer's work. For collections where there is a strong Jewish readership. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780292728684
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Lawrence Rosenwald
"I can't think of another anthology, nor of any individual study of Singer, that sets out so rich and varied a sense of his work in its contexts."

Meet the Author

Seth L. Wolitz holds the L. D., Marie, and Edwin Gale Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also Professor of French, Slavic, and Comparative Literature.

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