Isaac Bashevis Singer





Isaac Bashevis Singer ( Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish -born Jewish-American author. The Polish form of his birth name was Izaak Zynger and he used his mother's first name in an initial pseudonym, Izaak Baszewis, which he later expanded to the form under which he is now known. He was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement, writing and publishing only in Yiddish, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. He also was awarded two U.S. National Book Awards, one in Children's Literature for his memoir A Day Of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw -1970 and one in Fiction for his collection, A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories (1974).