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									Isaac Bashevis SingerIsaac Bashevis Singer
The great voice of the Yiddish-language tradition in modern Jewish literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer is best known for short stories (think "Yentl") with deeply Jewish roots yet universal appeal.

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Isaac Bashevis Singer
Also Known As:
Isaac Warshofsky
Date of Birth:
July 14, 1904
Place of Birth:
Radzymin, Poland
Date of Death:
July 24, 1991
Place of Death:
Surfside, Florida
Attended Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary in Warsaw, Poland, 1920-27
National Book Award for A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories, 1974; Nobel Prize for Literature, 1978

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								The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Author: 
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The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Treat yourself to what the Washington Post called a "sparkling and triumphant" collection of tales from one of the world's great figures of storytelling.
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								Enemies, A Love Story, Author: 
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*  Satan in Goray (1935)
*  In My Father's Court (1966)
*  Enemies, A Love Story (1972)
*  Crown of Feathers (1973)
*  Stories for Children (1996)
*  Shadows on the Hudson (1998)

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'Children Are the Best Readers ...'

Singer once said he began writing children's stories because "Children are the best readers of genuine literature. Grownups are hypnotized by big names, exaggerated quotes, and high-pressure advertising ... The child is still the independent reader who relies on nothing but his own taste."

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Shadows on the Hudson
by Isaac Bashevis Singer
From the Upper West Side to Miami's pastel resorts, Shadows on the Hudson traces the intertwined destiny of survivors in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Serialized in the late 1950s, the text was published posthumously as a novel in 1998, receiving widespread literary acclaim.

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								Journey to My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Author: 
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Journey to My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singer
by Israel Zamir, Barbara Harshav (Translator)
Singer's son describes their poignant reunion over 20 years after Singer left for the United States.

*In My Father's Court  by Isaac Bashevis Singer
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