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Film: The Muses of Bashevis Singer

Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 pm Free, advance registration strongly encouraged Presented with the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Join us for this screening and discussion with Filmmaker Asaf Galay and Yiddish expert Kathryn Hellerstein Isaac Bashevis Singer, the famous Yiddish writer and Nobel Prize winner, wrote with a “harem” of female translators behind him. Beyond simple translation, these women were a vital source of his creativity, and the inspiration he drew from them often mixed romance with professional aspirations. Intimate, poignant interviews and exclusive archival footage reveal how Singer charmed and enchanted his translators as well as his readers. (Israel, 2014, 72 min) This program is part of the Katz Center's year-long series,"Jews Beyond Reason: Exploring Emotions, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews' Inner Lives."

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