Isaac Bashevis Singer





Isaac Bashevis Singer


Born
in Leoncin, Poland
November 21, 1902

Died
July 24, 1991

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Aaron Zeitlin, Sholem Aleichem, Knut Hamsun


Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish American author of Jewish descent, noted for his short stories. He was one of the leading figures in the Yiddish literary movement, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.
His memoir, "A Day Of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw", won the U.S. National Book Award in Children's Literature in 1970, while his collection "A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories" won the U.S. National Book Award in Fiction in 1974.

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“People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.”
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“I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.”
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