Gimpel the Fool

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Narrated By: Theodore Bikel

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


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Gimpel the Fool, Isaac Bashevis Singer