Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) was an American author. His works include: The Natural (1961), The Fixer (1967), The Magic Barrel (1958), The Tenants (1971), God's Grace (1982), and A New Life (1988). He won a Pulitzer Prize for The Fixer and a National Book Award for The Fixer and The Magic Barrel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for The Fixer
Life and Works
Malamud was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 26, 1914. His father was a Russian-Jewish immigrant and grocery store-owner, and his mother a theater fan who died when Malamud was 15. He attended a city college and taught at various high schools, but did not begin writing until after the Holocaust.
Most of his works use depressing material to form cosmic comedy in a religious style, and depict Jewish life in America. His The Natural tells the story of a baseball player, while his The Assistant tells the story of a Jewish grocery owner whose store has been robbed trying to make ends meet. In The Fixer, he speaks of a Jewish handyman imprisoned for the murder of a Christian boy in tsarist Russia. He died on March 18, 1986 in New York.
- ↑ The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference. Prentice Hall: New York, 1991.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://www.biography.com/people/bernard-malamud-9396071
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/bernard-malamud/
- ↑ http://www.notablebiographies.com/Lo-Ma/Malamud-Bernard.html
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "Malamud, Bernard." Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
- ↑ https://www.nytimes.com/books/97/09/28/reviews/malamud-obit.html