Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 21, 1902

Death Date

Jul 24, 1991

Age of Death

88 years

Cause of Death

Stroke

Place of Death

Jul 24, 1991

Profession

Novelist

The novelist Isaac Bashevis died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Leading figure of the 20th-century Yiddish Literary Movement and 1978 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best known works include The Magician of Lublin and A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories.

He married Alma Wassermann in 1940 and spent the last fifty years of his life in New York and Florida. He had a son named Israel.

Quotes

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“The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.” (Isaac Bashevis Singer)

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“We must believe in free will, we have no choice.” (Isaac Bashevis Singer)

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“The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.” (Isaac Bashevis Singer)

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“There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do.” (Isaac Bashevis Singer)

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“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.” (Isaac Bashevis Singer)