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Sun 18-03-2012
Bashevis Singer unveiled: from the private papers of the Nobel laureate


Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) is without any doubt the most renown author of Yiddish literature. His work, inculding titles like Yentl, Gimpel, the Shlemiel, and the Slave, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978, was translated into many languages and at times filmed.

Prof. Jan Schwarz (Lund) was the first to research Singer's personal archive, and will present his first findings in this lecture. Introduction by Prof. Shlomo Berger

The lecture is in English.

Jan Schwarz is Assistant Professor in Yiddish Studies at Lund University. Previously, he taught at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. He is the author of Imagining LIves: Autobiographical Fiction of Yiddish Writers (Wisconsin UP 2005) and the forthcoming Survivors and Exiles: Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust (Wayne University Press).


venue: Jewish Historical Museum, Nieuwe Amstelstraat 3, Amsterdam

date 18 March 2012

start 15:00

price: entrance fee Jewish Historical Museum

reservations through mbii@jhm.nl, via our webform or by phone 020-5310325


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