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The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
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Jun 27, 2011

it was amazing
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Read in June, 2011

This book is criticized for its heavy-handed ideology. To which my reply would be that it is immensely difficult for a modern-minded person, Jewish or not, to think about such things as the Beilis case. To write about it, to force it into a story and to develop the character one knows from the outset is doomed - this is unimaginable terror in my view and requires a remarkable power of mind and heart.

A review of this book from the NYTimes back in 1966: http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/09/28...

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