Gimpel the Fool: And Other Stories (FSG Classics)

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Isaac Bashevis Singer's first collection of stories, Gimpel the Fool, is a landmark work that has attracted international acclaim since it was first published in 1957. In Saul Bellow's masterly translation, the title story follows the exploits of Gimpel, an ingenuous baker who is universally deceived but who declines to retaliate against his tormentors. Gimpel and the protagonists of the other stories in this volume all inhabit the distinctive pre–World War II ghettos of Poland and, beyond that, the larger world created by Singer's unforgettable prose.

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

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These four stories show Jewish shtetl life at the turn of the century. "Gimpel the Fool" knows more than he lets on; "Esther Kreindel the Second" is the sad story of a girl whose soul and body are possessed by the first Esther; "The Spinoza of Market Street" is about a sickly scholar who is seduced by the spinster of the community; and "The Black Wedding" is about demons and evil spirits most horrible to contemplate. Each story is read in the clear, melodious voice of Theodore Bikel, who accentuates the Yiddish words and worlds forgotten in today's society. His European accent reflects shtetl life and its people, drawing the listener into careful contemplation of the underlying themes. M.B.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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