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Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Isaac Bashevis Singer

Polish-born, Jewish-American author add

Category: Literature

Born in 1902.

Countries: United States (63%), Poland (19%), Israel (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Esther Kreitman, Frank Sinatra, Saul Bellow

Linked to: University at Albany, University of Miami

 

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Isaac Bashevis Singer was born in 1902 add something


1904

The often-quoted birth date, July 14, 1904 was made up by the author in his youth, most probably to make himself younger to avoid the draft add something


1907

The family moved to the court of the Rabbi of Radzymin in 1907, where his father became head of the Yeshiva add something


1921

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 add something


1923

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 add something


1935

IB Singer published his first novel "Satan in Goray" in installments in the literary magazine "Globus", which he cofounded with his life-long friend, the Yiddish poet Aaron Zeitlin in 1935 add something

 

In 1935, four years before the German invasion and the Holocaust, Singer emigrated from Poland to the United States due to the growing Nazi threat in neighboring Germany add something


1940

Throughout the 1940s, Singer's reputation grew add something


1944

Esther Kreitman - Her other brother Israel Joshua Singer had died in New York in 1944, but her remaining sibling, Isaac Bashevis Singer, came to visit her in London in 1947


1945

Singer became an actual literary contributor to the "Forward" only following his older brother's death in 1945, when he published "The Family Moskat" in his honor add something


1947

Esther Kreitman - This feeling of rejection must have been aggravated when Isaac Bashevis Singer refused to help her immigrate to the United States after 1947


1953

The title story was translated by Saul Bellow and published in May 1953 in the "Partisan Review" add something


1957

Joe E. Lewis, the comic whose rough life was portrayed by Frank Sinatra in the 1957 movie, "The Joker Is Wild," is nearby add something

 

The first collection of Singer's short stories in English, "Gimpel the Fool", was published in 1957 add something


1960

Throughout the 1960s, Singer continued to write on questions of personal morality, and was the target of scathing criticism from many quarters, some of it for not being "moral" enough, some for writing stories that no one wanted to hear add something


1974

Perhaps the most fascinating Singer-inspired film is 1974's "Mr add something

 

Thomas Pynchon - "Gravity's Rainbow" shared the 1974 National Book *award with "A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories" by Isaac Bashevis Singer


1978

He was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978 add something

 

Singer was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1978 add something


1979

Menahem Golan - In 1979, he did an adaptation of an Isaac Bashevis Singer novel entitled "The Magician of Lublin"


1981

In 1981, Singer delivered a commencement address at the University at Albany, and was presented with an honorary doctorate add something


1983

Yentl (film) - "'Yentl"' is a 1983 romantic musical drama film from MGM, and directed, co-written, co-produced, and starring Barbra Streisand based on the play of the same name by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, itself based on Singer's short story "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy"


Isaac Bashevis Singer died in 1991 add something

 

Singer died on July 24, 1991 in Surfside, Florida, after suffering a series of strokes add something


1994

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


1996

Martin Balsam, who won both a Tony and an Oscar was buried there in 1996 add something


2007

The 2007 film "Love Comes Lately", starring Otto Tausig, was adapted from Singer's stories add something

 

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