Bernard Malamud





Bernard Malamud


Born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
April 28, 1914

Died
March 18, 1986

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Bernard Malamud was an author of novels and short stories. Along with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, he was one of the great American Jewish authors of the 20th century. His baseball novel, The Natural, was adapted into a 1984 film starring Robert Redford. His 1966 novel The Fixer, about antisemitism in Tsarist Russia, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Average rating: 3.82 · 27,031 ratings · 1,624 reviews · 84 distinct works · Similar authors
The Fixer

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3.95 avg rating — 7,269 ratings — published 1966 — 58 editions
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The Natural

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3.62 avg rating — 7,762 ratings — published 1952 — 47 editions
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The Assistant

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3.87 avg rating — 7,282 ratings — published 1957 — 48 editions
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The Magic Barrel

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The Complete Stories

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4.25 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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The Tenants

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3.70 avg rating — 599 ratings — published 1971 — 21 editions
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A New Life

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3.72 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 1961 — 21 editions
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God's Grace

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3.57 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 1982 — 23 editions
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Dubin's Lives

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3.73 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 1977 — 21 editions
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Idiots First

3.83 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 1963 — 18 editions
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More books by Bernard Malamud…
“There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go--if there are no doors or windows--he walks through a wall.”
Bernard Malamud

“Where to look if you've lost your mind?”
Bernard Malamud, The Fixer

“We have two lives... the life we learn with and the life we live after that. Suffering is what brings us towards happiness.”
Bernard Malamud, The Natural

Polls

January 2016 New School Group Read

1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, 366 pages
 
  23 votes, 14.7%

 
  21 votes, 13.5%

 
  15 votes, 9.6%

1915, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 201 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.6%

1954, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 182 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.0%

1953, Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, 181 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.3%

 
  11 votes, 7.1%

1999, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, 617 pages
 
  9 votes, 5.8%

 
  8 votes, 5.1%

 
  7 votes, 4.5%

 
  7 votes, 4.5%

1984, The Bone People by Keri Hulme, 450 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.2%

 
  3 votes, 1.9%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1926, The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, 218 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1957, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud, 246 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.6%

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