Knowledge Identifier: +Isaac_Bashevis_Singer
The family moved to the court of the Rabbi of Radzymin in 1907, where his father became head of the Yeshiva
When his father became a village rabbi again in 1921, Singer went back to Warsaw , where he entered the Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary and soon decided that neither the school nor the profession suited him
In 1923 his older brother Israel Joshua arranged for him to move to Warsaw to work as a proofreader for the "Literarische Bleter," of which he was an editor
The title story was translated by Saul Bellow and published in May 1953 in the "Partisan Review"
Joe E. Lewis, the comic whose rough life was portrayed by Frank Sinatra in the 1957 movie, "The Joker Is Wild," is nearby
Thomas Pynchon - "Gravity's Rainbow" shared the 1974 National Book *award with "A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories" by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Menahem Golan - In 1979, he did an adaptation of an Isaac Bashevis Singer novel entitled "The Magician of Lublin"
In 1981, Singer delivered a commencement address at the University at Albany, and was presented with an honorary doctorate
David Gordon (choreographer) - American Music Theatre Festival - In 1994, for the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the American Music Theatre Festival in Philadelphia, Gordon directed and choreographed an original musical, "Shlemiel the First", adapted by Robert Brustein, from the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, and set to traditional klezmer music with new lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
Sarah Schulman - Schulman received the rights, wrote an adaptation, and received a world premiere for her version of Isaac Bashevis Singer's "Enemies, a Love Story", which premiered at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia in February 2007, directed by Jiri Ziska, starring Elisabeth Rich, Morgan Spector, with Laura Flanagan, Katie Brazda, Barbara Spiegel, Bob Ari, Tom Teti