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Fall 2000 Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)

Gimpel the Fool
by Isaac Bashevis Singer

To find information about Isaac Bashevis Singer and the short stories in his book Gimpel the Fool,try some of the following sources:

Literature Resource Center
Books and Articles on Singer at the Reserve Window
Selected Web Sites on Isaac Bashevis Singer
WOLM Lectures at SRJC

What is the Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)?
Previous Semesters WOLM pages

Literature Resource Center
This online database includes biographical and critical information about Isaac Bashevis Singer drawn from standard reference books such as Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism . (SRJC User Name and PIN required for off-campus use.)
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Gimpel the Fool - Overviews, plot summaries, and criticism
Search 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 RealPlayer software. 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. "Isaac 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 1985: 15.

Web Sites on Jewish Culture

Jewish-Polish Heritage
Judaism 101 (See Table of Contents)
My Hebrew Dictionary
List of Yiddish Words and Expressions
Online Dictionaries: English-Yiddish/Yiddish-English
Yiddish Words Found in English
Soc.Culture.Jewish Newsgroups Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Jewish Community Online (See "Jewish Life")
Goodman, Matthew. "Falling in Love With Yiddish". American Scholar Summer 2000:37.

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WOLM Lecture Series

Mon. Oct. 23, 12:00 Noon
Newman Auditorium
Isabel Ganz Yiddish Songs & Tales from the Shtetl
Tues. Oct. 24, 7:00 P.M.
Newman Auditorium
Loretta Denner Recreating a Vanished World: Gimpel & the Yiddish Story
Wed. Oct. 25, 12:00 Noon
Newman Auditorium
Denny Bozman-Moss Gimpel the Fool & Other Stories: My Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer
Thurs. Oct. 26, 12:00 Noon
Pioneer Hall
Panel & Student Discussion Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories.

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