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Malamud, Bernard

Works: 908 works in 3,681 publications in 28 languages and 93,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Baseball stories  Domestic fiction  Legal stories  Short stories, American  Religious fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Director, Conceptor, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS3563.A4, 813.54
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The natural by Bernard Malamud( Book )

266 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 5,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now an American baseball hero and a winner after a dark period, Roy finds the woman he thought he had lost. But he is up against corrupters, seducers, and glory destroyers. And he has to win the toughtest game of his life
The fixer by Bernard Malamud( Book )

319 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 4,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy. Bok leaves his village to try his luck in Kiev, and after denying his Jewish identity, finds himself working for a member of the anti-Semitic Black Hundreds Society. When the boy is found nearly drained of blood in a cave, the Black Hundreds accuse the Jews of ritual murder. Arrested and imprisoned, Bok refuses to confess to a crime that he did not commit
The assistant; a novel by Bernard Malamud( Book )

326 editions published between 1857 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Malamud's second novel is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in post-WWII Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober at the same time he begins to steal from the store
The magic barrel by Bernard Malamud( Book )

215 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Bernard Malamud's first book of short stories. The stories are set in New York and in Italy (where Malamud's alter ego, the struggling New York Jewish Painter Arthur Fidelman, roams amid the ruins of old Europe in search of his artistic patrimony) they tell of egg candlers and shoemakers, matchmakers, and rabbis, in a voice that blends vigorous urban realism, Yiddish idiom, and a dash of artistic magic
The tenants by Bernard Malamud( Book )

155 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sole tenant in a run-down tenement, Harry Lesser is struggling to finish a novel, but his solitary pursuit of the sublime grows complicated when Willie Spearmint, a black writer ambivalent toward Jews, moves in to the building. Harry and Willie are artistic rivals and unwilling neighbors, and their uneasy peace is disturbed by the presence of Willie's white girlfriend, Irene, and the landlord Levenspiel's attempts to evict both men and demolish the building. This novel's conflict, current then, is perennial now: it reveals the slippery nature of the human condition, and the human capacity for violence and undoing."--Jacket
Dubin's lives by Bernard Malamud( Book )

132 editions published between 1977 and 2020 in 18 languages and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prize-winning biographer, in late middle age, becomes obsessed with seeking love, youth, adventure, greater accomplishment, and his secret self to the determinant of his career and family
A new life by Bernard Malamud( Book )

175 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sy Levin, a 30-year-old high school teacher beset by alcohol and bad decisions, leaves New York for the Pacific Northwest to start over as a college professor, imagining that an extraordinary new life awaits him there. Soon after arriving, he realizes that he had fallen for the myth of the West as a place of personal reinvention
God's grace by Bernard Malamud( Book )

82 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 15 languages and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his final novel, the acclaimed novelist spins an apocalyptic tale that recounts the experiences of Calvin Cohn, who, through a divine slip, is the only human being left alive after the apocalypse
The stories of Bernard Malamud by Bernard Malamud( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by the twentieth century American author
Rembrandt's hat by Bernard Malamud( Book )

79 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rembrandt the bear loses his special lucky hat, he finds that neither a bird nor a clown hat can replace it
The complete stories by Bernard Malamud( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 stories on the Jewish experience this century. They chronicle the lives of Old Country ancestors, refugees, immigrants or just simple wanderers like the anti- hero Fidelman. The settings are on both sides of the Atlantic
Pictures of Fidelman : an exhibition by Bernard Malamud( Book )

29 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six memorable episodes in the life of a man trying to achieve fulfillment as an artist
The people, and uncollected stories by Bernard Malamud( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Malamud's novel," The People, which was left unfinished at the time of his death in 1986, with the text presented as the author left it, as well as fourteen previously uncollected stories. Set in the nineteenth century, "The People has as its hero a Jewish peddler who is adopted as chief by an Indian tribe in the Pacific Northwest
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
A Malamud reader by Bernard Malamud( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents between the covers of a single book the range and scope of one of the most distinguished writers in America. It contains the complete text of The Assistant; ten stories from The Magic Barrel and Idiots First; three journeys from The Natural, A New Life, and The Fixer; and two long selections from A New Life and The Fixer
How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
Scenes from American life : contemporary short fiction by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novels and stories of the 1960s by Bernard Malamud( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his distinctive fusion of modernist daring and traditional storytelling, Bernard Malamud became one of postwar America's most important writers, his work an inspiration for and lasting influence on novelists who have come after him, Cynthia Ozick and Philip Roth most notably among them. The second volume of the Library of America's Malamud edition brings together three novels of the 1960s: A New Life (1961), a satiric campus novel set in the Pacific Northwest (based on the author's experiences at Oregon State), in which native New Yorker Seymour Levin finds himself confronted not only with a new landscape but with erotic intrigue, university politics, and an appointment that isn't quite what he had expected it to be. The Fixer (1966) is the gripping saga of a Jew imprisoned in prerevolutionary Russia after being falsely accused of the ritual murder of a twelve-year-old boy. The novel-instories Pictures of Fidelman: An Exhibition (1969) follows the comic misadventures, sexual and otherwise, of a failed American painter in Italy. In the ten unforgettable stories concluding the collection, Malamud shows himself to be an heir to the tradition of Hawthorne, Chekhov, and Kafka, and at his best--"Idiots First," "The Jewbird," "The German Refugee"--Their equal
Novels and stories of the 1940s & 50s by Bernard Malamud( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in Brooklyn, the son of Jewish immigrants, and coming of age in Depression-era New York, Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) began his career writing stories of unsparing precision and power, plumbing the depths of an impoverished urban world. His early, naturalistic style evolved into an inventive, often surreal idiom that blurs reality and fantasy. His first novel, The Natural (1952), is a dazzling reimagining of the possibilities of sports fiction, and it remains one of the greatest and most beloved novels about baseball ever written. In The Assistant (1957), Malamud created a searing drama of guilt and redemption about a struggling grocer's family and the mysterious drifter who comes to rob, and then to work at, his store, transforming all of their lives in unforeseen ways. Joining these novels are twenty-six short stories, ranging from the early tale "Armistice," set in Brooklyn during the troubling weeks of the German invasion of France in 1940, to one of his deepest and most celebrated stories, "The Magic Barrel," a deep fable about a rabbinical student and the matchmaker who leads him to an utterly unexpected bride
The natural by Bernard Malamud( Recording )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2020 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true natural at baseball can make it big if he keeps his eye on the ball
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Alternative Names
Bernard Malamud

Bernard Malamud American author

Bernard Malamud Amerikaans schrijver

Bernard Malamud amerikansk författare

Bernard Malamud amerikansk skribent

Bernard Malamud écrivain américain

Bernard Malamud pisarz amerykański

Bernard Malamud scrittore statunitense

Bernard Malamud údar Meiriceánach

Bernard Malamud US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Bernard Malamud usona aŭtoro

Bernardus Malamud

Fidelman, Arthur.

Fidelman, Arthur 1914-1986

Lumn, Peter


Ma-la-mo 1914-1986


Malamud, B. 1914-1986

Malamud Bernard

Malamud, Bernard, 1914-

Malamud, Bernard, 1914-1986

Бернард Маламуд американский писатель

Бърнард Меламъд

Бэрнард Маламуд пісьменьнік ЗША

Маламуд Бернард

Маламуд, Бернард 1914-1986

ברנרד מלמוד

לום, פיטר

מאלאמוד, ברנרד 1914-1986

מלמוד, ברנארד

מלמוד, ברנרד

מלמוד, ברנרד 1914-1986

מעלאמוד, ברנרד 1914-1986

פידלמן, ארתור

برنارد مالامود مؤلف أمريكي

برنارد مالامود نویسنده آمریکایی

बर्नार्ड मलामड

ਬਰਨਾਡ ਮਾਲਾਮੁਦ

ბერნარდ მალამუდი ამერიკელი მწერალი

말라머드, 버나드 1914-1986

말라무드, B. 1914-1986

맬라머드, 버나드 1914-1986

맬라무드, 버나드 1914-1986

맬러머드, B. 1914-1986

맬러머드, 버나드 1914-1986

맬러무드, 버너드 1914-1986

버나드 맬러머드 미국의 소설가

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バーナード・マラマッド アメリカのユダヤ人作家

マラマッド, バーナード

マラムード, バーナード


马拉默徳, 伯纳徳