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.
These four stories are infused with the wit and imagination, the humor and wisdom, that characterizes all of Isaac Bashevis Singer's work. Theodore Bikel reads these wise and funny tales in classic Yiddish storyteller cadence, injecting special warmth and resonance. The tales include "Gimpel the Fool," "Esther Kreindel the Second," "The Spinoza of Market Street," and "The Black Wedding."