Isaac Bashevis Singer | Critical Essay by Margaret M. Boland

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
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Critical Essay by Margaret M. Boland

SOURCE: Boland, Margaret M. “Isaac Bashevis Singer's ‘Tanhum’: An Exegetical Approach.” Tamkang Journal 29 (May 1990): 203-15.

In the following essay, Boland offers a philological analysis of Singer's short story “Tanhum.”

Although Isaac Bashevis Singer assures his readers, and his critics, that he is writing without a greater purpose than to just amuse his readers, it is the purpose of this [essay] to demonstrate beyond any reasonable doubt that Singer has, indeed, written his work with not only a moral in mind, but also with an entire allegory in place, in keeping with a long exegetical tradition.

Consequently, I shall begin with a philological approach—Philology being the traditional gateway to Wisdom. From the names and meanings of the characters I shall progress to the usual significance of the...

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