A Late Arrival: Isaac Bashevis Singer in New York City, 1935
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
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Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer arrived penniless in New York in 1935, having left his common-law wife and five-year-old son in Warsaw. He entered the United States on a six-month visa, his older brother having arranged illegal work for him to write for the Jewish daily, The Forward. His fiction was largely unknown and his subject matter obscure—and yet his mission was to find his way in literature, which meant taking the literary lessons he had learned in Poland and making them relevant in America.Buy tickets/get more info now