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Il presente libro una raccolta di racconti dell autore polacco ebreo, poi naturalizzato americano, Isaac B Singer, premio Nobel per la Letteratura.Dato che non posso scrivere un libro intero per commentare ogni racconto, cercher di dare un giudizio generale sui caratteri ricorrenti e che accomunano pressappoco tutti gli elementi di questa raccolta.I racconti sono indubbiamente permeati dalla cultura yiddish la cultura degli ebrei non cresciuti in Palestina e che per lo pi sono o erano distribuiti nell Europa dell Est , ma di certo questo non un pregio n un difetto semplicemente una caratteristica interessante che mi ha incuriosito e mi ha permesso di conoscere qualche particolare in pi sulla cultura religiosa ebraica, tra demoni, ricorrenze religiose e rituali ad esse connesse.I racconti sono molto piacevoli, non sono lettura complesse o difficili da comprendere anche da parte di un non ebreo.La bellezza di questi racconti risiede nei finali di ogni storia C un inizio normalissimo, c uno sviluppo con le relative vicissitudini dei protagonisti e poi c il finale che spesso ribalta e spiazza ogni aspettativa del lettore o la conferma, ma con toni che lasciano spiazzati Ogni racconto, mi sembra filtrato sotto una lente che mescola in modo sapiente note dolci con note amare e i finali sono l eloquente rappresentazione di questa mia sensazione Non sono riuscito a comprendere quali fossero le mie sensazioni alla fine della lettura, non capivo se sentirmi soddisfatto per il destino di ogni protagonista o se provare piet tristezza per ci che qualcuno di loro ha ottenuto Forse proprio per questa sua capacit di lasciare lievemente spiazzati perch questi racconti non scandalizzano in modo estremo , di lasciare un retrogusto dolceamaro alla storia che questa lettura merita un voto superiore alle tre stelle.Nonostante tutto, per quanto possano essere piacevoli, queste storie non mi hanno fatto provare quel trasporto che suscitano le storie veramente avvincenti, quindi credo di essermi ritrovato al cospetto di una lettura che lasci il lettore sulla linea di confine tra la piacevolezza della lettura e la quasi indifferenza posteriore alla chiusura del libro Penso che questa opera meriti 3.5 stelle pi che meritate, ma senza infamia e senza lode. The Little Shoemakers, with its wholesomeness, remains one of the finest Singer stories I have read It has the ease and majesty of a classic novel, and it reaches, not for an immediate effect in its closure, but for an after effect that soothes the heart You feel content after reading it, and you want to revel in that feeling It is very easy to use the word feel good , but it will limit the effect to some storytelling gimmick or suggest some overt sentimentality that goes for titillating the reader, while overlooking the reality of the characters Something much graceful is at work here, and Singer s wisdom comes through in the prose.Abba, the central character, teaches shoe making to his eldest sonAbba himself led the boy down into the cellar and showed him the formula for adding chemicals and various kinds of bark to the tanning fluid He revealed to him that in most cases the right foot is larger than the left, and that the source of all trouble in the fitting of shoes is usually to be found in the big toesI loved how the source of all trouble is to be found in the big toes There is a ring of hard earned truth in this sentence, and it naturally goes deeper than what it is supposed to mean The son, Gimpel, decides to leave for America and a moving description follows which I am tempted to paste hereWhen his mother saw that it was settled, she urged him to take at least a jar of preserves, a bottle of cherry juice, bedding, pillows But Gimpel refused He was going to steal over the border into Germany, and he stood a better chance if he traveled light In short, he kissed his mother, said good bye to his brothers and friends, and off he went Abba, not wanting to part with his son in anger, took him in the wagon to the station at Reivetz The train arrived in the middle of the night with a hissing and whistling, a racket and din Abba took the headlights of the locomotive for the eyes of a hideous devil, and shied away from the funnels with their columns of sparks and smoke and their clouds of steam The blinding lights only intensified the darkness Gimpel ran around with his baggage like a madman, and his father ran after him At the last moment the boy kissed his father s hand, and Abba called after him, into the darkness, Good luck Don t forsake your religion The train pulled out, leaving a smell of smoke in Abba s nostrils and a ringing in his ears The earth trembled under his feet As though the boy had been dragged off by demons When he returned home and Pesha fell on him, weeping, he said to her, The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away There is a weight to Singer s writing His prose is simple yet dense You can easily glide your eyes over it, but then it continues to grow in your mind Consider this comment by the poet Ted Hughes, writing for the New York Times His Singer s powerful, wise, deep, full face paragraphs make almost every other modern fiction seem by comparison labored, shallow, overloaded with alien and undigested junk, too fancy, fuddled, not quite squared up to life And though Singer s work is largely about the collapse of the Hasidic way of life under the pressure of the 20th century, his stories have that already told, accessible quality that is the mark of good literature, described aptly by Ted Hughes Squared up to life Popular EPub, Gimpel Tam Un Andere Dertseylungen By Isaac Bashevis Singer This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Gimpel Tam Un Andere Dertseylungen, Essay By Isaac Bashevis Singer Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories was originally published in 1953, and contains ten short stories rife with Singer s unique fictional voice full of meditations on mortality, good, and evil, Jewish mythology, and an ability to communicate truths in the folksy, simple yet extraordinarily sophisticated way that characterizes these parabolic stories Singer s protagonists live in the Old World in every sense a world inhabited with dybbuks, qlippoth, and golem who are every bit as real as anyone else They are not disembodied spirits in the world beyond They quite literally live in your mirror see The Mirror and come to talk to you after they have died In the title story, and maybe one of the endearing, Gimpel, a baker from Frampol, openly declares in the opening lines I am Gimpel the Fool I don t think myself a fool On the contrary But that s what folks call me His innocence and simplicity almost set him up for the reader to expect something sinister, but his child like nature abides Despite marrying a woman who shamelessly cuckolds him time and time and time again, he seems to have a preternatural ability for forgiveness and acceptance One night, a Spirit of Evil visits him in his sleep and tempts him to deceive the world in the same way that it continues to deceive him He asks how, and the Spirit responds you might accumulate a bucket of urine every day and at night pour it into the dough Let the sages of Frampol eat filth, and urges him not to believe in God The spirit of his wife visits him and warns him that just because she was false to him doesn t mean that everything he s learned is false Gimpel is a poignant figure, but one whose goodness consigns him to what others think is foolishness for his entire life Singer the parabolist is at his height The Gentleman from Cracow wherein a man descends upon Frampol seemingly able to solve many of the city s problems with his tremendous generosity and wealth The only man trying to brook his influence on the townspeople of Frampol is old Rabbi Ozer, who keeps warning that he is a satanic influence With such a heavy handed theme, Singer does the seemingly impossible here telling a moralistic tale without taking a cudgel to the reader s head in order to communicate his message This might be one of my favorite stories in the collection because its tone has so much in common with many of the others It is a clearly articulated, well defined fable that leaves enough room for ambiguity to entice the intelligent reader to visit it than once After this and a couple of other experiences with short stories this year, I think I could reconsider what I think of them Both this and Angela Carter s The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories are two of the best books I ve read in the last year I was in the bookstore the other day and bought In My Father s Court, an autobiographical volume about Singer s rebellious childhood These stories than anything else struck me as the stories of a rebel the characters are overly credulous yet smart, and deeply religious but speculative and doubting If it s anything like these stories, I can t wait. The story Joy in this book is unforgettable, rich with spiritual meaning, about a rabbi whose children die, who lives in despair without faith for many years I read it many years ago, decided to use the book this semester in teaching RS 310 Religion Literature at California State University, Northridge.All the stories are fascinating puzzles, pieces of the human condition to ponder over and reflect upon Set in a small town in Poland before and after the Holocaust The question asked so often in the early 1950s Can meaningful literature be written after this horror Can it be read is answered in this book. . Singer is just a great storytellerthese stories haven t aged much because they take place in some unknown time full of she demons and dybbuks, where Satan is always trying to get you. 1979 70 , 1978 20 . You don t have to be Jewish to enjoy this charming collection of tales about the Yiddish speaking Jews of Poland The work is profoundly American The stories were written in New York at a time when there were Jews in the city than in Israel and Yiddish speakers than there had ever been anywhere in the same place Singer wrote these sweet stories for his fellow New Yorkers who felt tremendous nostalgia for the Jewish communities that they had left behind Gimpel the Fool has all the delights you would find in Fiddler on the Roof The quality of the English text is superb One of the translators is Saul Bellow who like Singers was a Nobel Prize winner This is a brilliant anthology brilliantly rendered into English It is a great American classic. i liked it so much i named my dog after the author.