Israel Joshua Singer


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(1893–1944), Polish-born Yiddish novelist, after a literary career in his homeland came to the U.S. (1934), sponsored by his American publisher, Abraham Cahan. The next year he was followed by his brother Isaac Bashevis Singer. In the U.S. he wrote The Brothers Ashkenazi (1936), a saga of Polish Jews; In die Berg (1942), a novel set in the U.S.; and The Family Carnovsky (1943), dealing with the wanderings in Europe of a Jewish family.

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