WRITER

Isaac Bashevis Singer

1902 - 1991

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Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער‎; November 11, 1903 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish-born Jewish-American writer who wrote and published first in Yiddish and later translated himself into English with the help of editors and collaborators. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978. A leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement, he was awarded two U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Bashevis Singer has received more than 732,949 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Isaac Bashevis Singer is the 177th most popular writer (up from 313th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Poland (up from 56th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Writer.

Isaac Bashevis Singer is most famous for his short stories and novels about Jewish life in Poland and America.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 177 out of 5,794Before him are Jean Racine, Menander, Geoffrey Chaucer, François-René de Chateaubriand, Dale Carnegie, and Constantine VII. After him are Terence, Naguib Mahfouz, John Milton, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, John the Evangelist, and Diogenes Laërtius.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1902, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 8Before him are Karl Popper, Ruhollah Khomeini, Erik Erikson, John Steinbeck, Carl Rogers, and Leni Riefenstahl. After him are Ray Kroc, Paul Dirac, Talcott Parsons, Halldór Laxness, Fernand Braudel, and Georgy Malenkov. Among people deceased in 1991, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 3Before him are Freddie Mercury and Vasily Zaitsev. After him are Dr. Seuss, Olav V of Norway, Serge Gainsbourg, Miles Davis, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, and Graham Greene.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 20 out of 1,231Before him are Irena Sendler (1910), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Janusz Korczak (1878), and Fritz Haber (1868). After him are Wernher von Braun (1912), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Stanisław Lem (1921), Fedor von Bock (1880), Marie Leszczyńska (1703), and Zygmunt Bauman (1925).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 3Before him are Günter Grass (1927) and Janusz Korczak (1878). After him are Stanisław Lem (1921), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Alfred Döblin (1878), Osip Mandelstam (1891), and Witold Gombrowicz (1904).