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Evelyn T Beck

Evelyn Torton Beck, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, USA. She holds doctorates in Comparative Literature, Clinical Psychology and an honorary doctorate from the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna. She is the author of Kafka and the Yiddish Theater: Its Impact on his Work and the translator of several stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer, with whom she was personally acquainted. She is interviewed in the film, The Muses of I. B. Singer, which features Singer's many translators, almost all of whom were women.
Isaac Bashevis Singer: A long, long way
Featuring access to the Arena film Isaac Singer’s Nightmare and Mrs Pupko’s Beard Part of Arena at Jewish Book Week  “I wouldn’t say that Yiddish is dead, neither would I say that Yiddish is blooming. I would say that Yiddish is sick. But in our history, between being sick and dying is a long, long way…” Isaac Bashevis Singer, Isaac Singer’s Nightmare and Mrs Pupko’s B...