Isaac Bashevis Singer


Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1978

Born: 14 July 1904, Leoncin, Russian Empire (now Poland)

Died: 24 July 1991, Surfside, FL, USA

Residence at the time of the award: USA

Prize motivation: "for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life."

Language: Yiddish

Prize share: 1/1

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