Review: ISAAC B. SINGER: A LIFE by Florence Noiville

Bio translated by Catherine Temerson

The Yiddish Master

by D.T. Max for NY Times Books (Dec. 24, 2006)

“Most biographies tend toward hagiography or pathography, but there’s a third kind of life critique that doesn’t honor and doesn’t criticize either. These works, which I’ll call interrogatories, ask probing questions but neglect to answer them. Florence Noiville’s new work on the American Yiddish writer and Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer is such a book.”

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