“ . . . the most incisive study to date of the lesser-known but equally talented Singer: Israel Joshua . . . ” —Choice
“ . . . exceedingly well researched and written . . . ” —Shofar
“This critical examination of the fiction of I.J. Singer is deft in its placement of the novels and short stories in historical context, but with new perspectives on that historical context.” —AJL Newsletter
Although Israel Joshua Singer has existed, for English readers, in the shadow of his famous brother, Isaac Bashevis Singer, this book reasserts his rightful place at the center of Yiddish culture in Eastern Europe and America. A comprehensive bibliography of Singer's fiction, essays, and journalism is included.