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Quote of the day: Isaac Bashevis Singer

A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.

― Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a…

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A Critical Mistake to Avoid When Writing Short Fiction

Don’t treat short fiction as a novel.

Whatever you do – DON’T treat short fiction as a novel.

What I mean is this: when you are writing short fiction, it takes a different approach than if you’re working on a novel. 204 more words


Literary Map NYC

Inspired by some of the terrific literary maps of New York City that have been popping-up online, the Jewish Book Council created this super Jewish literary Map of New York City.


Book Review – “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy” – By Isaac Bashevis Singer

I don’t typically review short stories, but “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy” was not a typical short story. As far as I’m concerned, Isaac Bashevis Singer earned his Nobel Prize for this piece alone. 589 more words

Book Reviews

National Book Award winners, number 30: 1974's A Crown of Feathers, by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

In 1974, Isaac Bashevis Singer won the National Book Award for his superb, humane, and thrilling short story collection, A Crown of Feathers. It was his seventeenth book. 1,386 more words


Isaac Bashevis Singer on A Rabbi's Crisis

In Isaac Bashevis Singer‘s “I Place My Reliance on No Man” (collected with other short stories in Short Friday) Rabbi Jonathan Danziger goes to pray in his synagogue one Monday morning. 547 more words


Why I began to write for children - Isaac Bashevis Singer

I recently came across a fabulous list complied by Isaac Bashevis Singer which was reproduced on Futility Closet.  It was part of his 1978 Nobel banquet speech. 142 more words

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