The Magic Worlds of Bernard Malamud / Edition 1

The Magic Worlds of Bernard Malamud / Edition 1

by Evelyn Avery, Evelyn Gross (Ed.) Avery
     
 

ISBN-10: 079145066X

ISBN-13: 9780791450666

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In the best literary tradition, Bernard Malamud uses the particular experiences of his subjects—Eastern European Jews, immigrant Americans, and urban African Americans—to express the universal. This book offers an exploration of this beloved American writer’s fiction, which has won two National Book Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. In addition to the…  See more details below

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In the best literary tradition, Bernard Malamud uses the particular experiences of his subjects—Eastern European Jews, immigrant Americans, and urban African Americans—to express the universal. This book offers an exploration of this beloved American writer’s fiction, which has won two National Book Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. In addition to the literary studies, personal recollections by son Paul Malamud, memoirs and portraits by good friends, colleagues, and fellow writers such as Cynthia Ozick, Daniel Stern, and Nicolas Delbanco illuminate Malamud’s life and work. The contributors reveal that in an age that deconstructs, Malamud’s voice does not. Instead, it speaks clearly and imaginatively with the weight of ancient traditions and the understanding of modern conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791450666
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
IThe Author
Ch. 1Malamud in Corvallis: Memories of Dad3
Ch. 2Recollecting Bernie: Colleagues at Oregon State, Interviewed13
Ch. 3Remembrances: Bernard Malamud25
Ch. 4Malamud: Seen and Unseen29
Ch. 5On The Magic Barrel35
Ch. 6The Rhythms of Friendship in the Life of Art: The Correspondence of Bernard Malamud and Rosemarie Beck43
IIIndividual Works
Ch. 7America and the History of the Jews in Bernard Malamud's "The Last Mohican"59
Ch. 8Zen Buddhism and The Assistant: A Grocery as a Training Monastery69
Ch. 9Malamud's New [Academic] Life - and Ours87
Ch. 10The Lives of Dubin101
Ch. 11Gorilla in the Myth: Malamud's God's Grace111
IIIThematic Threads: Patterns in Malamud's Fiction
Ch. 12Reflections on Transmogrified Yiddish Archetypes in Fiction by Bernard Malamud123
Ch. 13Not True Although Truth: The Holocaust's Legacy in Three Malamud Stories: "The German Refugee," "Man in the Drawer," and "The Lady of the Lake"139
Ch. 14Bernard and Juliet: Romances and Desire in Malamud's High Art153
Ch. 15Bernard Malamud and Cynthia Ozick: Kindred Neshamas161
Ch. 16Bernard Malamud and His Universal Menschen167
Ch. 17A Kind of Vigilance: Tropic Suspension in Bernard Malamud's Fiction175
IVAnnotated Select Bibliography
Eileen H. Watts189
Contributors List209
Index213

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