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A Focus On Isaac Bashevis Singer

The latest special issue of Pakn Treger—“Isaac Bashevis Singer: Relaunching Our Greatest Storyteller”—includes a range of features, including the discovery in Poland of printing plates that are the only remaining artifact of Singer’s earliest known work; a piece about Singer’s childhood obsession with a series of Yiddish detective novels; an interview with renowned photographer Bruce Davidson, who directed Singer in a little-known art film, Isaac Singer’s Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko’s Beard, based on a short story by the writer, who also stars in the film; as well as a compendium in which contemporary writers write about their favorite Singer story. We've selected a few pieces from the issue.

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Handpicked Madeleine (Mindl) Cohen

As the Yiddish Book Center's director of translations and collections initatives Mindl is constantly searching our website for Yiddish works in the original, archival recordings, source material, oral histories, podcasts, and articles that inform her work and her insatiable curiousity.