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: 3.86 · 41,059 ratings · 2,916 reviews · 100 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Fixer

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3.96 avg rating — 9,695 ratings — published 1966 — 86 editions
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The Natural

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3.63 avg rating — 9,962 ratings — published 1952 — 58 editions
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The Assistant

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3.89 avg rating — 9,379 ratings — published 1957 — 69 editions
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The Magic Barrel

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3.98 avg rating — 2,213 ratings — published 1950 — 45 editions
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The Complete Stories

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4.21 avg rating — 776 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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The Tenants

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3.65 avg rating — 820 ratings — published 1971 — 29 editions
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A New Life

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3.73 avg rating — 569 ratings — published 1961 — 24 editions
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God's Grace

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3.61 avg rating — 425 ratings — published 1982 — 25 editions
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Dubin's Lives

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3.70 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 1977 — 32 editions
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Idiots First

3.82 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 1963 — 25 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

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