Singer, Isaac Bashevis

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A Polish-born twentieth-century American novelist, critic, and journalist. His works, written in Yiddish and including Gimpel the Fool, are often set in his native Poland and fuse Judaism with a universal world culture. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1978.

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