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Conversations With Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Isaac Bashevis Singer loved to give interviews. He was famous for encouraging interruptions of the solitary task of writing. These twenty-four welcomed interruptions are representative of the many he allowed over a twenty-five-year period. Included here are his conversations with such interviewers as Irving Howe, Laurie Colwin, Richard Burgin, and Herbert R. Lottman. In these talks Singer discusses the nature of his writing, its ethnic roots, his demonology, the importance of free will, and the place of storytelling in human life. The interviews with Singer reveal both his impish sense of humor and a determination that sustained him through many years of limited acclaim and comparative neglect by critics. Yiddishists often faulted him for refusing to use his talent as a force for change in the world, Jewish readers often deplored his use of pre-Enlightenment folk material, and academics could not take too seriously a writer who insisted on telling stories that emphasized plot and character. Yet he was not deterred from his astonishing and beloved work, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize.


Hardback Editions

January 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: Conversations with Isaac Bashevis Singer (Literary Conversations)
Author(s): Isaac Bashevis Singer
ISBN: 0-87805-589-4 / 978-0-87805-589-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
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September 1985 : USA Hardback

Title: Conversations With Isaac Bashevis Singer
Author(s): Isaac Bashevis Singer, Richard Burgin
ISBN: 0-385-17999-5 / 978-0-385-17999-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

November 1992 : USA Paperback

Title: Isaac Bashevis Singer: Conversations
Author(s): Grace Farrell
ISBN: 0-87805-590-8 / 978-0-87805-590-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi (Txt)
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September 1986 : USA Paperback

Title: Conversations With Isaac Bashevis Singer
Author(s): Isaac Bashevis Singer, Richard Burgink
ISBN: 0-374-51994-3 / 978-0-374-51994-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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