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Bernard Malamud (1914–1986)

Autor(a) de The Fixer

103+ Works 10,472 Membros 156 Críticas 29 Favorited

About the Author

Bernard Malamud was born in 1914 in New York City and later received his B. A. from City College of New York and his M. A. from Columbia University. All of Malamud's works are highly respected, including "Armistice" (his first), "The Magic Barrel," which won the National Book Award, "The Fixer," mostrar mais which received a Pulitzer Prize. "The Assistant," "The Natural," "The Fixer," and "The Angel Levine," which were all adapted as films. Bernard Malamud died in 1986. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Bernard Malamud

The Fixer (1966) 2,272 exemplares
The Natural (1952) 2,020 exemplares
The Assistant (1957) 1,570 exemplares
The Magic Barrel: Stories (1955) 714 exemplares
The Tenants (1971) — Autor — 560 exemplares
Dubin's Lives (1979) 512 exemplares
The Complete Stories (1997) 483 exemplares
A New Life (1961) 407 exemplares
God's Grace (1982) 380 exemplares
Pictures of Fidelman (1969) 252 exemplares
The Stories of Bernard Malamud (1981) 218 exemplares
Rembrandt's Hat (1973) 214 exemplares
Idiots First (1963) 202 exemplares
A Malamud Reader (1967) 59 exemplares
Talking Horse (1980) 33 exemplares
Bernard Malamud Selected Stories (1985) 17 exemplares
The Magic Barrel / Idiots First (1978) 15 exemplares
Penguin Modern Stories 1 (1969) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Racconti (2008) 9 exemplares
The Jewbird {story} (1980) 8 exemplares
Cuentos reunidos (2011) 4 exemplares
Los Premios Pulitzer de Novela Vol.VIII (1971) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Tutti i racconti (2019) 3 exemplares
Le meilleur (2015) 3 exemplares
הדיירים 3 exemplares
L'homme dans le tiroir (1980) 3 exemplares
Two fables 2 exemplares
A Summer's Reading 2 exemplares
Tamirci (2013) 2 exemplares
The Prison {story} 1 exemplar
Die Mieter 1 exemplar
Sem título 1 exemplar
Cuentos (1901) 1 exemplar
Kiev'deki Adam (2015) 1 exemplar
Sem título 1 exemplar
Ein neues Leben 1 exemplar
Angel Levine 1 exemplar
℗L'℗uomo di Kiev (2017) 1 exemplar
Fate and The Magic Barrel (1992) 1 exemplar
העוזר 1 exemplar
Nowe życie 1 exemplar
Commesso (Il) 1 exemplar
Kiracı (2023) 1 exemplar
Malamud Bernard 1 exemplar
Twenty Stories 1 exemplar
Sihirli Fıçı (2019) 1 exemplar
O bode expiatório 1 exemplar
Four Short Stories 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,560 exemplares
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Contribuidor — 763 exemplares
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 747 exemplares
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 463 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuidor — 370 exemplares
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuidor — 369 exemplares
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 362 exemplares
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuidor — 356 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 336 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 269 exemplares
Great Jewish Short Stories (1963) — Autor, algumas edições240 exemplares
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
9th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1964) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuidor, algumas edições151 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
The Jewish caravan : great stories of twenty-five centuries (1935) — Contribuidor, algumas edições129 exemplares
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuidor, algumas edições95 exemplares
Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex (1999) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Point of Departure (1967) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Modern Jewish stories (1963) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (1905) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1969 (1969) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
On the job: Fiction about work by contemporary American writers (1977) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Angel Levine [1970 film] (1970) — Writer — 10 exemplares
Mystery in the Mainstream: An Anthology of Literary Crimes (1986) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
An Anthology of Angels (1996) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Best modern short stories (1965) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Het derde Testament : Joodse verhalen (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições7 exemplares
Moderne joodse verhalen (1964) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Life Styles (2001) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Modern Choice 2 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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The Assistant is a book you brood over after finishing, because the questions its characters ask—what does it mean to be a Jew?—and the questionable actions they take—working for a man you have robbed at gunpoint, having sex with a woman you have just rescued from being raped—are the powerful relics of purpose-driven writing, of a time when books were serious examinations of some aspect of society, rather than formulaic accumulations of ideology.

Bernard Malamud intertwines the lives of two down-on-their-luck characters, Morris Bober, the Jewish owner of a failing grocery store in Brooklyn, and Frank Alpine, a drifter whose tenuous connection to the grocery store, its owner and his family devolves over time as the truth behind his motivation for helping out at the store is slowly revealed. Bober, as the archetypal Jew, struggles to overcome the harms inflicted on him by an unfair world; Alpine, haunted by images of Saint Francis of Assisi, struggles to overcome the self-inflicted harms resulting from his own poor choices.

The Assistant plays the boredom of working in a store where hours pass without a single customer and the slow process of wooing a reluctant woman against sudden, seemingly Deus ex machina acts of criminality and violence as the push and pull on Frank as he works out who he is. The use of an omniscient third-person narrator is particularly effective, subtly providing the reader multiple perspectives to highlight the contrasts between not just Bober and Alpine but also what each character of the novel portrays.

The Assistant is ultimately a redemption story which focuses on the worthiness of faith, regardless of whether one is rewarded, while leaving unresolved what Frank gains in converting to Judaism, relinquishing the metaphorical vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience he has taken in choosing to run Bober's store for a life of suffering implied through Bober's example.
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skavlanj | 28 outras críticas | Feb 10, 2024 |
Reason Read: TIOLI, ROOT

I received only the short story The Magic Barrel and that is what I am reviewing. The story is of a young man who has been busy in college and has no social life. He contacts a marriage broker, Salzman to remedy this problem. Salzman offers a young window (rejected), an older lady, school teacher, and a young girl with a lame foot. Finkler rejects all of these. He eventually agrees to meet the school teacher and comes to the realization that he has never loved any one even God. Later he finds a small picture of a young girl that he falls in love with and insists that she is the one. Salzman tells him that she is not the one. Later he agrees to let them meet (he is her father) and the girl is dressed in a red dress and white shoes. Her father is behind the wall saying the prayer of the dead. The ending is ambiguous. Is this girl trouble, is this the new generation of Americans, or was it a trick of the father to marry off his daughter.… (mais)
 
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Kristelh | 9 outras críticas | Jul 17, 2023 |
I was lead to this novel by comments that J. Epstein made in his biographical essays, mostly running down Saul Bellow. While reading it, I suddenly realized that I had seen the movie of it in the late 60's with the YPS of TBE. Sometimes I think that it is a good idea to be reminded of what imprisonment is like, before we give our consent to locking up every African-American who has some marijuana.
 
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markm2315 | 33 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2023 |
This is a set of short stories by one of America's most gifted authors. Most of the stories are allegorical, but reference everyday situations from Malamud's childhood in New York. The characters are dynamic and humorous and each story is rich enough to stand on its own.
 
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rebcamuse | 9 outras críticas | Jun 25, 2023 |

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Membros
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