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Malamud, Bernard

Works: 675 works in 2,928 publications in 28 languages and 92,983 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Legal stories  Historical fiction  Baseball stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Religious fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Performer, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Director, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS3563.A4, 813.54
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The natural by Bernard Malamud( Book )

221 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,201 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 his is up against corrupter's, seducers, and glory destroyers. And he has to win the toughest game of his life
The fixer by Bernard Malamud( Book )

282 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 5,108 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 magic barrel by Bernard Malamud( Book )

207 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 2,926 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 )

131 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,737 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 )

111 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 2,705 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
The assistant; a novel by Bernard Malamud( Book )

128 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,631 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
A new life by Bernard Malamud( Book )

188 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 2,391 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 )

71 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 14 languages and held by 2,059 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 )

37 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

78 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 10 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen, zich grotendeels afspelend in New York, waarin communicatieproblemen tussen mensen het belangrijkste thema vormen
Pictures of Fidelman : an exhibition by Bernard Malamud( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malamud's stories give us immigrant Jews and their descendants pondering moral questions and experiencing moments of magical intervention while enduring life's ridiculous situations
The people, and uncollected stories by Bernard Malamud( Book )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,342 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
A Malamud reader by Bernard Malamud( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 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, Bernard Malamud. A Malamud Reader contains the complete text of The Assistant, his novel of love and redemption in Brooklyn; ten stories from The Magic Barrel and Idiots First; three journeys--to Chicago, from The Natural; to the coast, from A New Life; and to Kiev, from The Fixer--and two long selections, "S. Levin in Love" and "Yakov Bok in Prison."
Novels and stories of the 1940s & 50s by Bernard Malamud( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 715 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
Novels and stories of the 1960s by Bernard Malamud( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 707 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
The natural by Bernard Malamud( Recording )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize winning author Bernard Malamud's first novel is still one of the best ever written about baseball. His story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era is invested with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all his best work. First published in 1952, this novel has since become an American classic. Five decades later, Alfred Kazin's comment still holds true: "Malamud has done something which now that he has done it! looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology."
The assistant by Bernard Malamud( Book )

40 editions published between 1957 and 1993 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank, a troubled, somewhat desperate, Italo-American works long hours in the grocery store of a struggling Jewish family in a Brooklyn neighborhood. He develops a secret passion for his employer's attractive daughter
Idiots first by Bernard Malamud( Book )

127 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories and a scene from a play
Two novels: The natural & The assistant by Bernard Malamud( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.14 for The natura ... to 0.33 for A new life ...)

The stories of Bernard Malamud
Alternative Names
Bernard Malamud Amerikaans schrijver

Bernard Malamud amerikansk frfattare

Bernard Malamud amerikansk skribent

Bernard Malamud crivain amricain

Bernard Malamud pisarz amerykański

Bernard Malamud scrittore statunitense

Bernard Malamud US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Bernardus Malamud

Fidelman, Arthur.

Fidelman, Arthur 1914-1986

Lumn, Peter


Ma-la-mo 1914-1986

Malamud, Bernard

Бърнард Меламъд

Маламуд, Бернард

Маламуд, Бернард 1914-1986

ברנרד מלמוד

מאלאמוד, ברנרד 1914-1986

מלמוד, ברנארד

מלמוד, ברנרד

מלמוד, ברנרד 1914-1986

מעלאמוד, ברנרד 1914-1986

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マラマッド, バーナード

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The fixerThe magic barrelThe tenantsDubin's livesThe assistant; a novelA new lifeGod's graceThe stories of Bernard Malamud