Published simultaneously in Yiddish and English, the novel The Family Moskat uses straightforward narrative as well as letters and diary entries to cover the decline of a well-to-do Jewish family, the Moskats, living in a shtetl (village) in Warsaw, Poland…. Read More ›
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Analysis of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Gimpel the Fool
Widely regarded as Isaac Bashevis Singer’s masterpiece as well as one of his most frequently anthologized stories, the Yiddish version of “Gimpel the Fool” appeared in the Jewish Daily Forward (1953) before SAUL BELLOW translated it into English for publication… Read More ›
Analysis of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Stories
Isaac Bashevis Singer (November 11, 1903 – July 24, 1991) relished the short story; he believed that it offered, much more than the novel, the possibility of perfection. His stories, however, seldom reveal signs of a painstaking artisan conscious of… Read More ›
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