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Inner Vision and Ultimate Expression

“Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.” Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish born Jewish writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978. 286 more words


Miracles and Writing

I’m teaching Isaac Bashevis’s story, “The Little Shoemakers” in my literature class today. ┬áIn preparation, I came across this interview from the Paris Review.

It is true that I believe in miracles, or, rather, grace from heaven.

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Isaac Bashevis Singer on translations

But as far as translation is concerned, naturally every writer loses in translation, particularly poets and humorists. Also writers whose writing is tightly connected to folklore are heavy losers. 198 more words


Confesssions of an Imperfect Vegetarian: Singing is Better than Eating Meat

Ever since 1970, when I heard Melanie Safka sing, “I don’t eat animals, cause I love em you see. I don’t eat animals, and they don’t eat me,” I’ve wanted to be a vegetarian. 403 more words