Isaac Bashevis Singer | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Richard Burgin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
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Critical Essay by Richard Burgin

Without being a literary theoretician, or ever wishing to, Isaac Bashevis Singer has found himself embroiled in various controversies concerning the aims of fiction. He is, for instance, aesthetically at odds with those fictionists who feel the urge to impart an "important" social, political, or philosophical message in their work. As he has said, "The moment something becomes an '-ism' it is already false."

More importantly, perhaps, his commitment to character, plot, clarity, to as Henry Miller said, "returning literature to life," has informed all his fiction from Satan in Goray and his first major novel The Family Moskat, to his recent collection of stories Old Love, and dramatizes one of contemporary fiction's central debates which is being rather furiously waged in universities and journals across the country. Summed up briefly...

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