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Isaak Bashevis Singer

Isaak Bashevis Singer

I entered the world of Isaak Bashevis Singer on a glorious crisp October day in 1987. My debut feature film, DRACHENFUTTER (DRAGON CHOW), had been invited to Chicago. It was my first trip to America and I flew via New York. I wandered through the streets of Manhattan for days, overwhelmed by the images …

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Walking along Brighton Beach

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I walked down the old steel stairs and entered another world: men with baseball caps speaking Polish and Ukrainian to each other, or Yiddish, old women in cotton dresses with bright headscarves. Everything you could possibly imagine was being sold and traded on the street …

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