Meshugah: A Comic Tragedy

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 2004 - Drama - 44 pages
THE STORY: Set in the 1950s on Manhattan's Upper West Side, MESHUGAH is a tragicomic portrait of a community of recent Jewish émigrés living in the wake of the Holocaust. When Aaron Greidinger, a struggling novelist and advice columnist, falls in l

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The late Nobelist's third posthumously published novel (after Scum and The Certificate) was serialized (1981-83) in Yiddish in the Forward newspaper and was titled Lost Souls. But "meshuga" (crazy) is ... Read full review


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Life certainly can be "meshugah,'' especially when love is involved. In this third posthumously published novel, Singer explores the complications and contradictions that arise when a young Holocaust ... Read full review

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Page 3 - Though thy beginning was small, Yet thy latter end should greatly increase. For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, And prepare thyself to the search of their fathers : For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow : Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, And utter words out of their heart?

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Emily Mann's numerous awards for artistic excellence include a Guggenheim, a Playwrights Fellowship and Artistic Associate Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Rosamund Gilder Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Theatre. In recognition of her achievements illuminating the possibilities for social, cultural and political change, she was awarded the Lee Reynolds Award.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and memoirs. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

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