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Gimpel the Fool & Other Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Singer's first colleciotn of stories, Gimpel the Fool, is a landmark of world literature and attracted international attention when it was first published in 1957. The title story, beautifully translated by Saul Bellow, follows the exploits of gimpel, an ingenuous baker, who is universally deceived but declines to retaliate. Other protagonists are not so innocent. Hodel, of "The Gentleman from Cracow, " is wed to Ketev Mriri, Chief of the Devils, and Nathan, of "The Unseen," leaves his wife for a demon in the form of a young woman. Enlightened or condemned, all characters inhabit the pre-World War II ghettos of Poland, and take shape in Singer's distinctive prose.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374500528
Subtitle:
And Other Stories
Translator:
Bellow, Saul
Translator:
Bellow, Saul
Translator:
Guterman, Isaac
Author:
Singer, Isaac Bashevis
Translator:
Gottlieb, Elaine
Author:
Gottlieb, Elaine
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Jews -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Short stories, Yiddish
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19881001
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.38x5.54x.53 in. .51 lbs.

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