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Isaac Bashevis Singer - American Writers 86

Isaac Bashevis Singer - American Writers 86: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1969
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Isaac Bashevis Singer - American Writers 86
    Book Description:

    Isaac Bashevis Singer. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5233-4
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Isaac Bashevis Singer
    (pp. 5-44)

    A Recent literary surprise has been the incursion into American letters of a Polish-born Yiddish novelist only a few years younger than the century. Alone of Yiddish writers, Isaac Bashevis Singer has caught the fancy of critics, teachers, students, and public. His closest rival for this distinction would be Sholem Asch, whose novels sold widely in the United States in the 1930’s and 1940’s. But Asch never garnered Singer’s critical acclaim.

    Singer’s fame was overdue. For two decades only a dwindling Yiddish readership knew he existed. He lived in America for fifteen years before having a book,The Family Moskat...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-48)