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Bernard Malamud: A Centennial Tribute

Bernard Malamud: A Centennial Tribute
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Master storyteller and literary stylist, Bernard Malamud is considered one of the top three most influential postwar American Jewish writers, having established a voice and a presence for other authors in the literary canon. Along with Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, Malamud brought to life a decidedly...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780814341148
  • ISBN-10: 0814341144
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Media: Paperback
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Master storyteller and literary stylist, Bernard Malamud is considered one of the top three most influential postwar American Jewish writers, having established a voice and a presence for other authors in the literary canon. Along with Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, Malamud brought to life a decidedly American Jewish protagonist and a newly emergent voice that came to define American letters and that has continued to influence writers for over half a century. This collection is a tribute to Malamud in honor of the hundreth anniversary of his birth. Literary critic Harold Bloom suggests that Malamud is perhaps the purest storyteller since Leskov, the nineteenth-century Russian novelist and satirist. Novelist Cynthia Ozick, in a tribute to Malamud, described him as the very writer who had brought into being a new American idiom of his own idiosyncratic invention. Unlike other collections devoted to Malamud, this collection is international in scope, compiling diverse essays from the United States, France, Germany, Greece, and Spain, and demonstrating the wide range of scholarship and approaches to Bernard Malamuds fiction. The essays show the breadth and depth of this masterful craftsman and explore through his short fiction and his novels such topics as the Malamudian protagonists relation to the urbannatural space; Malamuds approach to death; race and ethnicity; the Malamudian hero as modern schlemiel; and the role of fantasy in Malamuds fiction. Bernard Malamud is a comprehensive collection that celebrates a voice that helped to shape the last fifty years of literary works. Readers of American literary criticism and Jewish studies alike will appreciate this collection.

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  • ISBN-13 : 9780814341148
  • ISBN-10 : 0814341144
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 344
  • Status : 195 on hand
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