Master Dreams: A Memoir of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Master Dreams: A Memoir of Isaac Bashevis Singer

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by Deborah Telushkin
     
 

In 1975, Telushkin, a 21-year-old university student, began a 12-year-long apprenticeship with Singer. Through a series of vignettes, she describes how she became Singers assistant, then his editor, & after 5 years, his translator. And finally, she became the one person to whom Singer taught his craft as a writer. Throughout her tenure with Singer, she kept diaries…  See more details below

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In 1975, Telushkin, a 21-year-old university student, began a 12-year-long apprenticeship with Singer. Through a series of vignettes, she describes how she became Singers assistant, then his editor, & after 5 years, his translator. And finally, she became the one person to whom Singer taught his craft as a writer. Throughout her tenure with Singer, she kept diaries chronicling both their literary efforts & the evolution of their personal relationship. Here she reveals the Nobel laureate in all his complexity. She reveals the private Singer, torn between the ethics of his Hasidic forebears in Europe & the moral abandon of modern secular man.

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ISBN-13:
9780788190841
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
350

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Master Dreams 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Singer is a great writer, one of the finest short story writers the world has ever known. Deborah Telushkin who worked as his assistant for twelve years and who became something like a daughter, and best friend to him tells of their years working together. She gives the story of a relationship which is deep and yet at times extremely difficult. For Singer is demanding, possesive and very much in need. She shows him from inside and provides an understanding of his work methods, and attitudes to a wide variety of subjects. Her devotion to him is clear .This is an especially wonderful book for all those who would know how this particular writer made his way to literary greatness. The book is filled with Telushkin's admiration for Singer but also with her good sense, and fairness in relation to him. It too gives us a sense of the Yiddish world and culture Singer was so deeply a part of. An important work especially for those who care about I.B. Singer.