Approaching Singer centennial inspires bizarre incest, urination metaphors

The 75-year-old widow of Yiddish writer Chaim Grade has forgotten to take her Paxil as Isaac Bashevis Singer’s centennial nears:

“I despise him especially because he is dragging the Jewish literature, Judaism, American literature, American culture back to the land of Moab,” she said, referring to the biblical region where Lot and his daughters began an incestuous affair. “I profoundly despise all those who eat the bread into which the blasphemous buffoon has urinated.”

For background, please consult Cynthia Ozick.


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