Becoming An American Writer: The Life of Issac Bashevis Singer

November 15, 2004 - January 16, 2005
Selz Foundation Gallery

In conjunction with the nationwide celebration of the centennial of Isaac Bashevis Singer's birth, this NEH funded traveling exhibition highlights important manuscript and archival collections related to this literary giant - the only Nobel laureate to have written in Yiddish. The exhibition traces Singer's life from Poland to America and includes Singer's famous Yiddish typewriter, handwritten notes and letters, early drafts of stories, manuscripts, his 1978 Nobel Prize certificate, and numerous other artifacts and documents, photographs, and memorabilia rarely seen and drawn from the Singer archive at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin. Organized by the Library of America, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin and YIVO Institute.

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