Collected Stories

Collected Stories, by Isaac Bashevis Singer



In this volume, the stories show the author’s parable of probity and goodness, “Gimpel the Fool”, as well as the disturbing supernatural tales that explore irrational undercurrents of human personality and collective life. 

Also included are several stories later adapted for the stage and screen, such as “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy”, “Taibele and Her Demon”, and “The Mirror”.

“Singer casts a spell,” writes Joyce Carol Oates. “Open one of his books anywhere, the words leap out with a power that would seem to us demonic if it were not, at the very same time, so utterly plausible.”