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Isaac Bashevis Singer

Gimpel le naïf

En 1953 parut dans la Partisan Review une nouvelle intitulée Gimpel le naïf, traduite du yiddish en anglais par Saul Bellow. Quelques jours après, Isaac Bashevis Singer était célèbre. Il y a dans ce merveilleux texte tous les éléments qui allaient faire de lui un des écrivains-phares du XXe siècle : le décor, un petit village juif polonais au siècle dernier ; les personnages, ces hommes, ces femmes si pauvres, ces rabbins, ces artisans, ces étudiants, ces ménagères, ces enfants à l'existence si difficile et soudain «illuminée par toutes les magies de l'esprit», pour reprendre la célèbre formule de Jean d'Ormesson.
Autour de Gimpel le naïf sont rassemblées ici dix nouvelles, dont cinq étaient encore inédites en français ; les autres ont fait l'objet d'une nouvelle traduction.

Format: Paperback
Published: France, 1994
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 251
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070388936
ISBN 10: 207038893X

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Gimpel le naïf