- Kevin R. Rahimzadeh
Asch, Nathan (10 July 1902–23 December 1964), novelist, was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Sholem Asch, a well-known Yiddish writer, and Mathilda Spira. The Asch family moved from Warsaw to Paris in 1912 and then to Switzerland at the outbreak of World War I. They settled permanently in the United States, on Staten Island, in 1915. Asch completed public schooling in Brooklyn, New York, and then attended Syracuse and Columbia universities. He never received a degree, deciding instead to leave school and to devote his energies to learning the craft of writing....