Grace Farrell Lee (essay date Fall 1985)
SOURCE: "Isaac Bashevis Singer: Mediating Between the Biblical and the Modern," in Modern Language Studies, Vol. 15, No. 4, Fall, 1985, pp. 117-23.
[In the following essay, Lee examines Singer's use of Biblical metaphors to confront profound existential dilemmas. Drawing comparison to Albert Camus's The Myth of Sisyphus, Lee contends that Singer's fiction is "an uneasy meditation between the Biblical image of God who hides his face and the modern image of a cosmos empty of transcendent meaning."]...
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