Isaac Bashevis Singer’s first collection of stories, Gimpel the Fool, is a landmark work that has attracted international acclaim since it was first published in GIMPEL THE FOOLby Isaac Bashevis Singer, The best work of Isaac Bashevis Singer is found in his short fiction, and “Gimpel the Fool” is one of his. “Gimpel the Fool,” which first appeared in English translation in a edition of the Partisan Review, is considered one of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s most notable.

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Set in a bygone era in an eastern European shtetl, the tale presents the title character, a gullible man who responds to a lifetime of betrayal, heckling, and deception with childlike acceptance and complete faith.

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