Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Autographs - Isaac Bashevis Singer

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In August 1966, when I was 15, I spent two weeks at a Jewish arts camp in the Catskills. I was one of four "campership" winners at Temple Beth-El in San Antonio. I think it was because I was in my high school band and a good student generally.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, later to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, was one of several distinguished visitors who stopped by the camp. I bought this book at the camp and asked for his autograph. As you can see (click the image to enlarge), he misread my name from the inside front cover, signing to "Rooney J Hoffman"

(Index of autographs)

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