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Gimpel the Fool


Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Gimpel the Fool” (“Gimpel Tam”) is an affectionate fable about a gullible village baker who trusts everyone around him, including his unfaithful wife!



Call Number for Searching  the Shelves


  • PJ5129 .S49



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Alexander, Edward. Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Study of the Short Fiction. 1990.

                   Call Number: PJ5129 .S49 Z575 1990

  • Allentuck, Marcia (Ed.). The Achievement of Isaac Bashevis Singer. 1969. 

                    Call Number: PJ5129 .S49 Z58

  •  Farrell, Grace (Ed.). Critical Essays on Isaac Bashevis Singer. 1996.

                   Call Number: PJ5129 .S49 Z63 1996

  •  Kresh, Paul. Isaac Bashevis Singer. 1979.

                  Call Number:  PJ5129 .S49 Z74

  • Lee, Grace Farrell. From Exile to Redemption: The Fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer. 1987.

                  Call Number: PJ5129 .S49 Z65 1987

  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis. The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer. 1982.

                  Call Number: PJ5129 .S49 A22 1982

  • Wolitz, Seth (Ed.). The Hidden Isaac Bashevis Singer. 2001.

                    Call Number: PJ5129 .S49 Z697 2001



LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Gimpel the Fool (Keywords Anywhere)
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis (Keywords Anywhere)



Reference Materials


  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition) -  Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 1509-11

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism. Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 452-459

o   Vol. 23, pgs. 414-422

o   Vol. 69, pgs. 306-320

o   Vol. 111, pgs. 292-296, 312-313, 344-346

  • Short Story Criticism. Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 352-389

o   Vol. 53, pgs. 279-280, 300-301, 323-330, 342-343

o   Vol. 80, pgs. 286-337

  • Short Stories for Students. Call Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 2, pgs. 83-96       



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