Search Results: "Bernard Malamud"


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REMBRANDT'S HAT by Bernard Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 1973

"Not the most or best of what Malamud gives uniquely, but enough is good too."
Eight Malamud tales of moral trepidation and the politely grotesque with characters who ruminate like cows with worried, suffering eyes. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 1983

"A solid sampling of Malamud's short-story art, with a short author's introduction—the same piece that recently appeared in the New York Times Book Review."
It has been ten years since Malamud's last story-collection—and here, instead of a brand-new batch of tales, is an agreeable enough substitute: the author's own choice of 25 stories, almost all of them from his previously published collections. Read full book review >

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DUBIN'S LIVES by Bernard Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 1978

"What does come through is enough pain and aloneness (Dubin trudging through the snow, with no company but D. H. Lawrence) to make this a monumentally sad book brightened only by the inspiring, cheering perfection of Malamud's line-by-line, word-by-word artistry."
Nearing age 60, William B. Dubin, biographer of Twain and Thoreau and (soonEWSLUGnPSD. H. Lawrence, wonders if he has "given up life to write lives." Read full book review >

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THE TENANTS by Bernard Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1971

"In this book, Malamud relies more on fierce' extremes than he has ever done before, but then he always gentles his material with humor, with that redemptive conscience, and above all with a compassion which extends all of his works beyond the mapped margins of existence, however destitute."
Like an end is more than I can stand? Read full book review >

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A MALAMUD READER by Bernard Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1967

"The Fixer and A New Life."
This will have an introduction by Philip Rahv, and the collection consists of the complete text of The Assistant, ten short stories from Idiots First and The Magic Barrel (both included here) and five excerpts from The Natural. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC BARREL by Bernard Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1958

"The stories have appeared in Commentary, Partisan Review, Harper's Bazaar, etc. - and the critical success of The Assistant may bring them a wider readership than the genre usually attracts."
In this collection of thirteen short stories, four are excellent- Angel Levine, The Lady of the Lake, The Last Mohican, and the title story. Read full book review >

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GOD'S GRACE by Bernard Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1982

"And the result is a disappointing, predictable parable—intentionally funny at times but unintentionally funny too, hollow in most of its lyrical moments, and only occasionally provocative in its eclectic philosophizing."
The nuclear holocaust has come and gone. Read full book review >

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THE ASSISTANT by Bernard Malamud
Released: April 26, 1957

"Despite its occasional spark of humanity and its melancholy humor, this is on the whole too grim a picture to have wide appeal."
Malamud's earlier book (The Natural — published in 1952 by Harcourt, Brace) was a strange and arresting story of a ball player, which in its fantastic invention assumed the proportions of the impossible. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE STORIES by Bernard Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Believe me, we believe him."
A generous, invaluable volume that collects the 53 stories published during his 40-year career by a master of both realism and surrealism, a writer who begins to look more and more like one of the very best modern American writers. Read full book review >

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THE NATURAL by Bernard Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 1952

"A strange and arresting story (Malamud has been a contributor to Commentary Partisan Review etc.) which men- even those who never get further than the newspaper- should enjoy."
A highly original, tightly written novel of America's national sport and its periphery of fanatics, which in its fantastic invention of character and exploit assumes the proportions of the fabulous impossible. Read full book review >

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Released: May 5, 1969

"Unquestionably."
Fidelman's Exhibition had its original vernissage in three of the six stories which appeared (since retouched) in The Magic Barrel and Idiots First. Read full book review >

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THE FIXER by Bernard Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1966

"It is a work of commanding power."
"I'm Yakov Fixer... I'm the kind of man who finds it perilous to be alive." Read full book review >