Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories

  • by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Narrated by Theodore Bikel
  • 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

These 4 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."

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What the Critics Say

"Singer...celebrates the dignity, mystery, and unexpected joy of living with more art and fervor than any other writer alive." (Peter Prescott, Newsweek)

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Wonderful example of the best storytelling ever

What did you love best about Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories?

The human characterizations connected with me and carried me through the stories.


What about Theodore Bikel’s performance did you like?

His voice is so soothing and yet full of the essence of the characters. Beautiful performance.


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- Anne Aldrich

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.