Synopses & Reviews
When the Nobel Prize committee praised his " impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life, " Isaac Bashevis Singer modestly replied, " I never sit down to write to make a better world. I consider myself an entertainer." These four stories -- " Gimpel the Fool, " " Esther Kreindel the Second, " " The Spinoza of Market Street, " and " The Black Wedding" -- radiate Singer's celebrated wit and imagination. Theodore Bikel reads these timeless tales of shtetl life in classic, Yiddish storyteller cadence, giving the author's "inspired madness" a special warmth.