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1943 - Yitskhok Bashevis' Magical Year of Demons, Feuilletons and American Citizenship

Jan Schwarz will examine the year 1943 in Bashevis' literary career in the context of his output as journalist and fiction writer, and relationship to his two siblings.

The concert has started, you can still attend with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83531151933
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1943 - Yitskhok Bashevis' Magical Year of Demons, Feuilletons and American Citizenship

Time & Location

May 23, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

Live via Zoom

About the Event

During 1943, with the relentlessly tragic news about the genocide of the European Jews, the Yiddish writer Yitskhok Bashevis (later known as I.B.Singer) published 'Satan in Goray and Other Stories' in New York. In addition to the reprint of his debut novel, the book featured a series of monologues narrated by 'the Evil one'. This is the beginning of Bashevis' demonological work.

The same year, Yitskhok Varshavsky, one of Bashevis' journalistic pseudonyms, continued his prolific output as feuilleton writer at the Forverts, the main Yiddish newspaper in the U