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Mark I., late 20th-century U.S. laryngologist. See: Blom-Singer valve.
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The more he became Isaac Bashevis Singer, the less he could continue to be Bashevis.
Singer researchers and devotees as the compiler of the award-winning bibliography, Isaac Bashevis Singer: a Bibliography of His Works in Yiddish and English, 1960-1991.
Bashevis's Yiddish stories, like the journalistic pieces of his pseudonymous Varshavski or Segal, are often indiscriminately combined in English under the name Isaac Bashevis Singer. To complicate aesthetic matters still further, Singer was known to have worked closely with his translators and to have edited, shortened, tightened Bashevis's texts before they made their appearance in English.
It is given to very few to find such an expression, and Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Life helps us find our way within this world.
Shlemiel the First, a klezmer musical set in Chelm, the village of fools imagined by Isaac Bashevis Singer in his stories, opens Tuesday at New York University's Skirball Center, with regular performances through the end of the month (through Dec.
"To think if we had been here 15 years ago," an assistant editor sighed, "we could have picked up the phone and called Isaac Bashevis Singer."
As a result, only two writers remain in the domain of the so-called household names: Sholem Aleichem and Isaac Bashevis Singer. The former is widely perceived as the author of The Fiddler on the Roof, whereas Singer occupies the only Yiddish pedestal in the open-to-general-public memorial of European Jewish life's "usable past." It does not mean, though, that people know biographies of Sholem Aleichem or Singer.
If, over the last half-century, Yiddish literature has been able to speak to readers born after the language itself was murdered, the credit is largely that of Isaac Bashevis Singer. Not that he would openly have appreciated this tribute.
Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Sylvia Plath (five illuminating pieces); other writers discussed include Vasko Popa, Janos Pilinszky, Keith Douglas, and Laura Riding.
Like Isaac Bashevis Singer, his fellow Yiddish writer, Chaim Grade (his last name is pronounced GRAH-duh) fled the Russian Empire and settled in New York, where he established himself as a major figure in the literary world.
Buried here are such Jewish American literary notables as Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991), poet and novelist Maxwell Bodenheim (1892-1954), Yiddish poet Peretz Kaminsky (1916-2005) and poet Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966).