Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer was born in 1902 in Leoncin, Poland. He was the son of a rabbi and the brother of novelist Israel Joshua Singer. Singer's upbringing was in the Yiddish speaking poor section of Warsaw and the language he wrote his works in was Yiddish. In 1938 Singer came to the United States where he began writing for The Forward, a Jewish newspaper in New York. After working for The Forward for many years Singer's literary career was finally acknowlegded when he won the Noble Prize in Literature in 1978. Singer wrote approxiomately twenty-five pieces of literature before he died in 1991 at his home in Miami, Florida.



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