San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer / Directed by Asaf Galay, Shaul Betser
Israel / 2014 / Documentary / 72 mins / English, Hebrew, Yiddish / California Premiere
Castro Theatre /Sunday, August 2, 12:45 pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance.
An extraordinarily talented writer who lived in the labyrinth of his own imagination, Singer craved fame and loved women almost as much as he loved Yiddish. Muses is more about the women who midwifed Singer's work into English than about Singer's writing itself. It will make you read the short stories "Gimpel the Fool," "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy" or the novel Enemies, a Love Story with new eyes. These master works were written by Singer alone, but they were reborn in English through a collaborative (and sometimes desire-laden) process of translation.