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 Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Original Name
Icek-Hersz Zynger
Birth
Powiat nowodworski, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death
24 Jul 1991 (aged 87)
Surfside, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial
Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Plot
Block 10, Lot 429, Grave 2
Memorial ID
5780 View Source

Nobel Prize Laureate Author. He received world-wide acclaim after being awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature. According to the Nobel Prize committee, he received the coveted award "for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life." A Polish-born Jewish American, he primary wrote in Yiddish. Born Icek-Hersz Zynger in Radzymin, near Warsaw, Poland, the son of a Hasidic rabbi, in 1920 Singer entered the Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary for a short time. In 1923 he moved to Warsaw where he worked as a proofreader for the "Literarische Bleter," a newspaper edited by his brother Israel. Singer also translated German thrillers and classic novels into Yiddish. From 1933 to 1935 he was an associate editor of "Globus." His first novel, "Satan in Goray," was published in Poland in 1932. In 1935 with Nazis threatening Poland, Singer escaped to the United States and settled in New York where he worked for the Yiddish-language newspaper "Forverts." He became a naturalized American citizen in 1943. A collection of his stories in English, "Gimpel the Fool," was published in 1957. In his career, Singer published 18 novels, 14 children's books, a number of essays, articles, and reviews, but he was probably best-known as a short story writer. Although his works are best known in their English versions, he originally composed them in Yiddish.

Nobel Prize Laureate Author. He received world-wide acclaim after being awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature. According to the Nobel Prize committee, he received the coveted award "for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life." A Polish-born Jewish American, he primary wrote in Yiddish. Born Icek-Hersz Zynger in Radzymin, near Warsaw, Poland, the son of a Hasidic rabbi, in 1920 Singer entered the Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary for a short time. In 1923 he moved to Warsaw where he worked as a proofreader for the "Literarische Bleter," a newspaper edited by his brother Israel. Singer also translated German thrillers and classic novels into Yiddish. From 1933 to 1935 he was an associate editor of "Globus." His first novel, "Satan in Goray," was published in Poland in 1932. In 1935 with Nazis threatening Poland, Singer escaped to the United States and settled in New York where he worked for the Yiddish-language newspaper "Forverts." He became a naturalized American citizen in 1943. A collection of his stories in English, "Gimpel the Fool," was published in 1957. In his career, Singer published 18 novels, 14 children's books, a number of essays, articles, and reviews, but he was probably best-known as a short story writer. Although his works are best known in their English versions, he originally composed them in Yiddish.

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  • Added: 27 Jun 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5780
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5780/isaac-bashevis-singer: accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Bashevis Singer (14 Jul 1904–24 Jul 1991), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5780, citing Beth-El Cemetery, Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.