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He possessed hidden powers; he had more secrets than the blessed Rosh Hashonah pomegranate has seeds.

The Magician of Lublin, by Isaac Bashevis Singer and translated by Elaine Gottlieb and Joseph Singer

Magician is an exuberant and dark fable set in the shtetls of 19th Century Poland. 1,519 more words

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer--"A Window to the World" (Harper's, January 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: DECLAN McKENNA-Tiny Desk Concert #588 (January 3, 2017).

I only know Declan McKenna from NPR’s coverage of SXSW last year.  He played a SOUTH X Lullaby of the third song in this set. 943 more words

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2008 Reading Project

I joined Goodreads in April 2008 and began adding titles right away to my to-read shelf. These titles were the books I most wanted to read, foremost on my list, and yet some of them can still be found lingering in to-read limbo today. 343 more words

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The Last Demon

If both Hoffmann and Akutagawa intend to instil horror in their readers, the approach of Isaac Bashevis Singer in The Last Demon is more satirical, as we can tell from the opening lines: 312 more words


ON THIS DAY: November 21, 2016

November 21st is

Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Day *

National Cranberry Day

Gingerbread Cookie Day

World Hello Day *

World Television Day *


MORE! Voltaire, Francisco Tárrega, and Marlo Thomas, click 916 more words


Daily Ray of Hope

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.

~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

Photo by Stephen J. 7 more words