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The tenants

Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Jewish fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Malamud
ISBN: 0374272905 9780374272906
OCLC Number: 175868
Notes: "First printing, 1971"--Title page verso.
Description: 230 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Bernard Malamud.

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"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.

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