Isaac Bashevis Singer





Isaac Bashevis Singer

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born
in Leoncin, Poland
November 21, 1902

died
July 24, 1991

gender
male

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influences
Aaron Zeitlin, Sholem Aleichem, Knut Hamsun


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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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More books by Isaac Bashevis Singer…
“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.”
Isaac Bashevis Singer

“I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.”
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“I believe in God but people are liars. It's those people who say they are appointed by God who I don't believe in.”
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