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Malamud, Bernard

Works: 773 works in 2,531 publications in 9 languages and 93,112 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Baseball stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  Study guides 
Roles: Performer, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Dedicatee, Director, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.A4, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Bernard Malamud
The natural by Bernard Malamud ( Book )
161 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 5,103 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 )
171 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,907 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 )
186 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,649 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 )
128 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and held by 2,782 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 )
87 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 2,617 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."--BOOK JACKET
Dubin's lives by Bernard Malamud ( Book )
49 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,565 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 )
99 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,248 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 )
42 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 2,048 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 )
23 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories by the twentieth century American author
Pictures of Fidelman; an exhibition by Bernard Malamud ( Book )
58 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six memorable episodes in the life of a man trying to achieve fulfillment as an artist
Rembrandt's hat by Bernard Malamud ( Book )
52 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verhalen, zich grotendeels afspelend in New York, waarin communicatieproblemen tussen mensen het belangrijkste thema vormen
The complete stories by Flannery O'Connor ( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,582 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
The people, and uncollected stories by Bernard Malamud ( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 1,314 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 )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,202 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
The natural by Bernard Malamud ( )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 538 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."
Idiots first by Bernard Malamud ( Book )
75 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories and a scene from a play
The natural by Barry Levinson ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roy Hobbs determines to fulfill his boyhood dream of being a baseball superstar; he is making progress when a mysterious woman shatters his dream and later, overcoming physical pain, he has a chance to lead his team to the pennant. Disc 2: Special Features
Two novels: The natural & The assistant by Bernard Malamud ( Book )
12 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best American short stories 1973 : and the yearbook of the American short story ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The natural by Bernard Malamud ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man struggles to make his career in baseball after recovering from a random act of violence. His obstacles are many--including his advanced age of 34
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Alternative Names
Fidelman, Arthur.
Fidelman, Arthur, 1914-1986
Lumn, Peter
Ma-la-mo, 1914-1986
Malamud, Bernard
Маламуд, Бернард
מאלאמוד, ברנרד, 1914-1986
מלמוד, ברנארד
מלמוד, ברנרד
מעלאמוד, ברנרד, 1914-1986
マラマッド, バーナード
マラムード, バーナード
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