Book #15557

Gimpel The Fool And Other Tales - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Gimpel The Fool And Other Tales - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [8], 205, [3] pages
Publisher: London: Peter Owen Limited, 1957.

A Fine first edition/first printing in turquoise boards with gilt spine in very Nearly Fine dustwrapper, slightly faded, mainly along spine with only limited chipping. An attractive copy.

When Isaac Bashevis Singer won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1979, the Swedish Academy praised his "impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life. "Gimpel The Fool" is an important source of Jewish history, focusing on the lives of simple Jews, their struggles and joys.

Price: $390.00

Author Bio

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (born November 21, 1902 in Leoncin, Congress Poland) was a Jewish author noted for his short stories. He is known as one of the leading figures of the Yiddish literary movement. Some of his works include Gimpel the Fool, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, and The Golem . Singer received the Nobel Prize in 1978 for his “impassioned narrative art”. He died on July 24, 1991 in Surfside, Florida.