Bashevis Singer and His Translators

Over his career, Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer worked with dozens of female translators, with whom he developed close—and often complicated—relationships. Filmmaker Asaf Galay talks about his documentary The Muses of Bashevis Singer, which includes interviews with a number of those women, and about the writer’s particular approach to translating his work for an English-reading audience.

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Episode 0113: Bashevis Singer and His Translators by YiddishBookCenter