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Long before Romeo and Juliet there was China’s Butterfly Lovers

The legend of The Butterfly Lovers first appeared in 618 AD during the Tang Dynasty, and it’s a tragic Chinese love story similar to Romeo and Juliet… 341 more words


A Nation of Words

Miriam Weinstein’s Yiddish: A Nation of Words is a compelling book. Go to Amazon.com and type in “Yiddish” and many books will come up whose titles are cheap, sentimental, ridiculous, goofy.  435 more words

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'The Dead Fiddler' by Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Dead Fiddler by Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1968

The magic trick:

Using short, clipped sentences often without context

Dropped right into the middle of the Haight-Ashbury 1960s came this Old World fable of religion and the supernatural. 348 more words


The characters have their own lives and their own logic, and you have to act accordingly.
– Isaac Bashevis Singer, Advice to Authors


Knut Hamsun- Pan

About four years ago, when I was living on the farm I read Knut Hamsun’s Growth of the Soil. For anyone who’s read it, you’d know, it’s an apt book for someone living on a farm, as at its core it is an epic tale of homesteading. 511 more words

Isaac Bashevis Singer--"The Cafeteria" (New Yorker, December 28, 1968)

SOUNDTRACK: RHEOSTATICS-The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON (November 08, 2001).

This is the final show for 2001 at the Rheostatics Live website.  This show is the second of eleven (11!) straight shows at The Horseshoe.  921 more words

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