To find information about Isaac Bashevis Singer and the short stories in
his book Gimpel the Fool,try some of the following sources:
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of Literary Merit (WOLM)?
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- Literature Resource Center
- This online database includes biographical and critical information
about Isaac Bashevis Singer
drawn from standard reference books such as Contemporary Authors,
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Isaac Bashevis Singer
Gimpel the Fool - Overviews, plot summaries, and criticism
for other titles by Singer
- Current Journal Articles about Isaac Bashevis Singer and his work.
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Books and Articles on Reserve for the WOLM
Numerous books and articles about Isaac Bashevis Singer and Gimpel the Fool have been placed on reserve in the
SRJC libraries for the WOLM project. Ask at the Reserve window in the Plover
Library or at the Circulation Desk in the Mahoney Library. A list of books
and articles on reserve for the WOLM will be here soon.
Web Sites on Isaac Bashevis Singer
- Gimpel the
Fool read aloud.
- Forget your book? Listen to Eli Wallach read Gimpel the Fool on
radio station KCRW in 1995. (See "Program Two.") To listen, you'll need
Download the free RealOne Player
software (near the top right corner of the page).
- The Nobel Prize in Literature, 1978
- The Official website of the Nobel Foundation. Read the transcripts of the speech given when the Foundation presented Singer with the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as his Nobel Lecture, delivered after acceptance of the award. Biographical facts and a photo of Singer's Nobel "diploma" are also included.
- The Salon Interview: Isaac Bashevis Singer
- In his final interview, on April 28, 1998, the late Nobel laureate talks to reporter Norman Green about "the nature of God, evil, love and the universal humanity of the Holocaust."
- Nobel Prize Internet Archive
- This unofficial Nobel site offers links to several articles from the archives of the Boston Globe as well as links provided by Internet Archive visitors.
- Hadda, Janet.
"Isaac Bashevis singer in New York." Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of
Jewish Life and Thought 46.3 (Summer 1997):346(18) Online. InfoTrac
Expanded Academic ASAP.
- "Jewish author Isaac Bashevis Singer appeared to have resumed his
literary activities fully in
the late 1940s after the turmoil and anguish
he experienced resulting from the cataclysmic events of
1944 and 1945. However, a major
transformation was underway in the author's life. He entered the
world of English translation at this point,
which was to eventually lead to his receipt of a Nobel prize. "
- Kanfer, Stefan.
Singer's Promised City."City Journal 7.3 Summer 1997:88+.
- Robb, Christina. Singer's
Many Dimensions of Love. The Boston Globe 26 July 1985:39.
- Matchan, Linda. . "A
Singer of Stories in His Ninth Decade, Singer Is at the Height of His
Popularity, Appeal and Productivity." The Boston Globe 25 August
Web Sites on Jewish Culture
- Jewish-Polish Heritage
- Judaism 101 (See
Table of Contents)
- My Hebrew Dictionary
- List of Yiddish Words
Words Found in English
- Soc.Culture.Jewish Newsgroups
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
- Jewish Community Online (See "Jewish Life")
- Goodman, Matthew.
in Love With Yiddish". American Scholar Summer 2000:37.
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