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Isaac Bashevis Singer

by in F-J 21/02/2014

Isaac Bashevis Singer

name: Isaac Bashevis Singer

birth place: Leoncin, Congress Poland

death place: Surfside, Florida, USA

occupation: Novelist, short story writer

Isaac Bashevis Singer ( November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish-born Jewish-American author. The Polish form of his birth name was Izaak Zynger and he used his mother’s first name in an initial pseudonym, Izaak Baszewis, which he later expanded to the form under which he is now known. He was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. He won two U.S. National Book Awards, one in Children’s Literature for his memoir A Day Of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw and one in Fiction for his collection A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories.

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