segunda-feira, 11 de julho de 2011

Something - call it spirit or whatever - is still somewhere in the universe

Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polonia 21 novembro 1902 - EEUU 24 xullo 1991

After World War II and the near destruction of the Yiddish-speaking peoples, Yiddish seemed to be a dead language. Though Singer had moved to the United States, he believed in the power of his native language and maintained that there was still a large audience that longed to read in Yiddish. In an interview in Encounter (Feb. 1979), he claimed that although the Jews of Poland had died, "something - call it spirit or whatever - is still somewhere in the universe. This is a mystical kind of feeling, but I feel there is truth in it."


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