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Isaac Bashevis Singer: Centennial Celebration at Oakton!
2004 is the centennial year for the master storyteller Isaac Bashevis Singer, who in 1978 became the seventh American to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. "Becoming an American Writer: The Life and Works of Isaac Bashevis Singer," which commemorates the birth in Poland of the master storyteller, is a multifaceted program of public readings, panels, exhibitions, and workshops exploring Singer and the immigrant literary experience, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and produced with cultural institutions nationwide from February 2004 to January 2005. Stayed tuned for Centennial celebration events at Oakton!

For additional information about Singer, see:

Web sites
Isaac Bashevis Singer: Library Of America
the official centennial web site;view rarely seen photographs, documents and personal effects from Singer's life in America

Isaac Bashevis Singer: New York Times Archive
includes links to news, interviews and speeches about Singer
(Note: Registration (free) required to view the archive)
The Salon Interview: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Singer talks about good and evil, free will, and the pragmatic value of literature.
Winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature
information from the Nobel Prize Internet Archive; includes Nobel lecture

Selected Reference Books in the Oakton Library
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Call Number: REF PN771.C59
(DP & RHC)
(see volumes 1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 38, 69, 111)
Short Stories for Students
Call Number: REF PN3373.S3844 (DP)
(see volumes 2, 12 & 16)
Short Story Criticism
Call Number: REF PN3321.S5 (DP)
(see volumes 3 & 53)
Twentieth-century American-Jewish Fiction Writers
(Dictionary of Literary Biography)

Call Number: REF PS21.D53 Volume 28 (DP)

Books in the Oakton Library
Alexander, Edward
Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Study of the Short Fiction
Call Number: PJ5129.S49Z575 (DP)

Fishman, Sylvia Barack
Follow My Footprints: Changing Images of Women in American Jewish Fiction
Call Number: PS648.J4F65 (DP)

Greenberg, Martin H. and Charles G. Waugh
The Arbor House Treasury of Nobel Prize Winners
Call Number: PN3321.A73 (DP)

Hadda, Janet
Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Life
Call Number: PJ5129.s49Z695 (DP)

Kresh, Paul
Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Magician of West 86th Street: A Biography
Call Number: PJ5129.S49Z74 (DP)

Malin, Irving
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Call Number: PJ5129.S49Z79 (DP)

Ribalow, Harold Uriel
The Tie That Binds: Conversations with Jewish Writers
Call Number: PS153.J4R5 (DP)

Rosenblatt, Paul
Isaac Bashevis Singer on Literature and Life: An Interview
Call Number: PJ5129.S49Z87 (DP)

Shapiro, Gerald, ed.
American Jewish Fiction: A Century of Stories
Call Number: PS647.J4A49 (RHC)

Singer, Isaac Bashevis
The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Call Number: PJ5129.S49A22 (DP)

Singer, Isaac Bashevis
A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories
Call Number: PJ5129.S515C7 (DP & RHC)

Singer, Isaac Bashevis and Ira Moskowitz
A Little Boy In Search of God: Mysticism in A Personal Light
Call Number: PJ5129.S49Z524 (DP)

Singer, Isaac Bashevis
Enemies, A Love Story
Call Number: PJ5129.S49E5 (DP)

Singer, Isaac Bashevis
In My Father's Court
Call Number: PJ5054.S572Z513 (DP)

Singer, Isaac Bashevis
An Isaac Bashevis Singer Reader
Call Number: PJ5129.S49I8 (DP)

Singer, Isaac Bashevis
Passions and Other Stories
Call Number: PJ5129.S49P2 (DP)

Singer, Isaac Bashevis
Call Number: PJ5129.S49S56 (DP & RHC)

Magazines and Journal Articles
Search Expanded Academic ASAP, an online periodical index, for magazine and journal articles related to Singer and other related topics of interest. Many of these articles will be full text and can be sent to your e-mail account. You can search this index from any computer on campus. For off campus access, follow the directions below.
To access Expanded Academic ASAP off campus, ID number is 23211 immediately followed by your social security number. (example: 23211xxxxxxxxx)

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Isaac in America
(available in Instructional Media, room 1815 (DP), 847/635.1995
documentary film which highlights dramatic scenes from Singer's short story "A Day in Coney Island"

(available in the Video Collection, Des Plaines campus Library)
set in Eastern Europe in the early 1900's, Yentl tells the story of a young woman who wishes desperately to learn, but because of the prejudice against women studying, she disguises herself as a man; starring Barbra Streisand as Yentl and based on Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer;originally released as a motion picture in 1983;
for further information about Yentl, see the Internet Movie Database

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