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A Book Reading and Translation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Simple Gimpl
Start Date: 3/9/2023Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 3/9/2023End Time: 5:30 PM

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Writer and translator David Stromberg will join us for one afternoon only to read from his new translation of Simple Gimplthe Definitive Bilingual Edition.

One of the most influential stories of the 20th century, Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Simple Gimpl is the story about a hapless yet charmingly resilient baker named Gimpl, who resists taking revenge on the town that makes him the butt of every joke. Yet, unlike every other major work of Singer’s published in his lifetime, the author had no involvement in the English translation. In this new, gorgeously produced, bilingual edition of Singer’s classic literary scholar David Stromberg has completed Singer’s previously unpublished partial translation, allowing readers to see another dimension of the original. Beautifully illustrated by New Yorker contributor and Instagram sensation Liana Finck, this unique take on Singer’s classic is a treat for literature lovers.

Pennoni Honors College is thrilled to partner with Hillel at Drexel University and the College of Arts & Sciences’ Judaic Studies program to bring writer and scholar David Stromberg to Drexel.

David Stromberg and Simple Gimpl, the Definitive Bilingual Edition
Thursday, March 9 | 4-5:30 pm
3301 Arch Street
Bentley Hall, 2nd Floor  


Contact Information:
Name: Erica L Zelinger
Phone: 2158954976
Email: elz26@drexel.edu
Simple Gimpl
Bentley Hall, 2nd Floor
3301 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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