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Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Exquisitely designed book, by Donna M.Abelli easy to read, photograph placement perfect, perfect compliment to an outstanding book of photography by Bruce Davidson of IBS.
Davidson has collected varied photographs taken in the course of his relationship with the noted author Singer based on their mutual fascination with New York City street life. Some of the photos are stills from their surrealistic film on one of Singer's short stories. Others are from the portfolio 'The Garden Cafeteria,' a rough-hewn eatery in Manhattan's Lower East Side popular with local Jews. Most of the characters and scenes in the photos could be from Singer's short stories noted for their comical, often somewhat grotesque or fantastical, depictions of Old World Jewry in the modern day. For Singer enthusiasts especially, there are several photos of him, and also a short story titled 'The Beard.' The story is somewhat about Singer himself, beginning, 'That a Yiddish writer should become rich, and in his old age to boot, seemed unbelievable.'