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The assistant

Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: New York : Avon, ©1957
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There were times when he imagined himself, instead, telling it all to Helen. He wanted to do something that would open her eyes to his true self, but who could be a hero in a grocery store?" "Malamud takes a familiar, almost mythical theme, turns it upside down and irradiates it with originality ... (he) brings to his story of the poor not only pity without sentimentality and realism without bad taste; he gives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Jewish fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Malamud
ISBN: 0380514745 9780380514748
OCLC Number: 30547962
Notes: Source: Gift of Ann Malamud, Sept. 8, 1993.
Description: 297 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Bernard Malamud.
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"There were times when he imagined himself, instead, telling it all to Helen. He wanted to do something that would open her eyes to his true self, but who could be a hero in a grocery store?" "Malamud takes a familiar, almost mythical theme, turns it upside down and irradiates it with originality ... (he) brings to his story of the poor not only pity without sentimentality and realism without bad taste; he gives their humblest acts a kind of foreboding excitement that can only spring from a conviction that they--the poor and the meek--will inherit the earth".--"Time."

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