Israel J. Singer


Born
in Biłgoraj, Poland
November 30, 1893

Died
February 10, 1944


Israel Joshua Singer was a Yiddish novelist. He was born Yisruel Yehoyshye Zinger, the son of Pinchas Mendl Zinger, a rabbi and author of rabbinic commentaries, and Basheva Zylberman. He was the brother of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer and novelist Esther Kreitman. His granddaughter is the novelist, Brett Singer.

Singer contributed to the European Yiddish press from 1916. In 1921, after Abraham Cahan noticed his story Pearls, Singer became a correspondent for the leading American Yiddish newspaper The Forward. His short story Liuk appeared in 1924, illuminating the ideological confusion of the Bolshevik Revolution. He wrote his first novel, Steel and Iron, in 1927. In 1934 he emigrated to the United States. He died of a he
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La famiglia Karnowski

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The Brothers Ashkenazi

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Sender Prager

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Of a World That Is No More

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La fuga di Benjamin Lerner

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La stazione di Bakhmatch

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Perle. Uno straniero

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Una primavera tardiva

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“Viveva come in una nebbia, come nella stazione di una città straniera dove il viaggiatore deve passare un po’ di tempo, incrociare sconosciuti, ma ha fretta di lasciare per ritrovarsi a casa.”
Israel J. Singer, La famiglia Karnowski

“Com’è assurdamente piccola, insignificante e breve la vita dell’uomo, a paragone di questa immensità, di questo infinito. Ma chissà? Forse tutto ciò esiste solo perché l’occhio umano lo vede così.”
Israel J. Singer, La famiglia Karnowski

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