Gimpel the Fool
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2014
Duration: 0 hours 40 minutes
Widely considered one of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s most notable works of short fiction, “Gimpel the Fool” was originally written in Yiddish. It was later translated into English by Saul Bellow and appeared in the 1953 edition of Partisan Review. The story, a parable, tells of a foolish, unlucky baker named Gimpel, who is constantly tricked and heckled by other villagers. His follies ultimately reveal a moral lesson.
“Singer is a genius. He has total command of his imagined world.”—New Republic, praise for the author