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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 American Jewish 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 862,525 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Isaac Bashevis Singer is the 203rd most popular writer (down from 177th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Poland (down from 20th in 2019) and the 4th 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 203 out of 5,755Before him are Osamu Dazai, Emily Dickinson, Imre Kertész, Yasunari Kawabata, Herman Melville, and Taras Shevchenko. After him are Stéphane Mallarmé, Friedrich Hölderlin, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Colette, and Wisława Szymborska.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1902, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 10Before him are Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Paul Dirac, Leni Riefenstahl, Georgy Malenkov, and John Steinbeck. After him are Talcott Parsons, Halldór Laxness, Fernand Braudel, Ray Kroc, Saud of Saudi Arabia, and Barbara McClintock. Among people deceased in 1991, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 5Before him are Freddie Mercury, Dr. Seuss, Vasily Zaitsev, and Olav V of Norway. After him are Serge Gainsbourg, Miles Davis, Edwin McMillan, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, and Klaus Barbie.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 25 out of 1,454Before him are Stanisław Lem (1921), Fedor von Bock (1880), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Władysław Szpilman (1911), and Zygmunt Bauman (1925). After him are Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Maximilian Kolbe (1894), and Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 4Before him are Günter Grass (1927), Janusz Korczak (1878), and Stanisław Lem (1921). After him are Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Alfred Döblin (1878), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), and Osip Mandelstam (1891).