Isaac Bashevis Singer | Critical Essay by Joseph Epstein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
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Critical Essay by Joseph Epstein

SOURCE: Epstein, Joseph. “Our Debt to I. B. Singer.” Commentary 92, no. 5 (November 1991): 31-37.

In the following essay, Epstein commends the stories of Singer for helping many American Jews to understand better their cultural history.

I met the late Isaac Bashevis Singer only once, briefly but unforgettably, in 1963. It was in Manhattan, at the apartment of one of his early translators. He was then fifty-nine, no kid, but only just coming into his own in a serious way as a writer now frequently published in English. I had read everything of his I could find. I admired him without qualification—thought him the possessor of a powerful artistic talent, a man touched by magic and thus greatly blessed and to be revered. Captivating on the page, he was not disappointing in person.

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