Show Business: Trust in Goblins, Yawn Openly

Isaac Bashevis Singer, the celebrated one-man band of Yiddish literature, has not yet appeared as a guest star on The Muppet Show, and such folderol may, indeed, have no part in his plans. But some of his remarks last week after he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm suggest that, were he to do so, he and Muppetmaster Jim Henson might have a fruitful conversation as they waited for the cameras to be set up. An excerpt:

Ladies and gentlemen, there are 500 reasons why I began to write for children, but to save time I will mention only ten...

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