The Magic Worlds of Bernard Malamud

The Magic Worlds of Bernard Malamud

by Evelyn Avery
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791450651

ISBN-13: 9780791450659

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Offers personal recollections of and critical perspectives on this major American author.

Overview

Offers personal recollections of and critical perspectives on this major American author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791450659
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxi
I.The Author
Chapter 1Malamud in Corvallis: Memories of Dad3
Chapter 2Recollecting Bernie13
Chapter 3Remembrances: Bernard Malamud25
Chapter 4Malamud: Seen and Unseen29
Chapter 5On The Magic Barrel35
Chapter 6The Rhythms of Friendship in the Life of Art: The Correspondence of Bernard Malamud and Rosemarie Beck43
II.Individual Works
Chapter 7America and the History of the Jews in Bernard Malamud's "The Last Mohican"59
Chapter 8Zen Buddhism and The Assistant: A Grocery as a Training Monastery69
Chapter 9Malamud's New [Academic] Life--and Ours87
Chapter 10The Lives of Dubin101
Chapter 11Gorilla in the Myth: Malamud's God's Grace111
III.Thematic Threads: Patterns in Malamud's Fiction
Chapter 12Reflections on Transmogrified Yiddish Archetypes in Fiction by Bernard Malamud123
Chapter 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
Chapter 14Bernard and Juliet: Romances and Desire in Malamud's High Art153
Chapter 15Bernard Malamud and Cynthia Ozick: Kindred Neshamas161
Chapter 16Bernard Malamud and His Universal Menschen167
Chapter 17A Kind of Vigilance: Tropic Suspension in Bernard Malamud's Fiction175
IV.Annotated Select Bibliography
Eileen H. Watts189
Contributors List209
Index213

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