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Singer, Isaac Bashevis (1904-1991) Nobel Prize-winning Yiddish writer
Isaac Bashevis Singer was born in Radzymin, near Warsaw, in Poland, just after the turn of the century. In 1935, fleeing anti-Semitism and following his brother, he emigrated to the United States. Settling in New York, he first worked as a journalist and columnist for the Forward, a Yiddish newspaper. He went on to publish 18 novels, 14 children’s books, memoirs, essays, and collections of short stories. Among his best-known works are: The Family Moskat, The Manor, Gimpel the Fool and Spinoza of Market Street. Singer wrote almost exclusively in Yiddish and supervised the translation of his work into English. In 1978, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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