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Isaac Bashevis Singer


(1902 - 1991)

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Born in Poland, Isaac Bashevis Singer came to the United States in 1935. His original writing was in Yiddish, but he oversaw the English translations of many of his works as well. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1978.


The Topsy Turvy Emperor of China (1971)

The evil emperor of China, Cho Cho Shang declared that everything called just and beautiful be called unjust and ugly and everything that is considered mean and hideous be declared fair and lovely. His empress is just as bad and they both of them come to a bad end and are replaced by their son Ling Ling and his bride, Min Lu.

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Author(s): Isaac Bashevis Singer
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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