The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

Book - 1998
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Malamud's stories give us immigrant Jews and their descendants pondering moral questions and experiencing moments of magical intervention while enduring life's ridiculous situations.
Publisher: New York :, Noonday Press,, 1998.
Edition: First Noonday paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780374525750
Branch Call Number: SS MALA
Characteristics: xv, 634 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Giroux, Robert


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Sep 18, 2019

" Cohen turned to the bird. 'So what's your name, if you don't mind saying?' 'Call me Schwartz.' . . . Once, when he found a paper bag on the floor, Schwartz poked his way into it to investigate what possibilities were. The boy was amused to see the bird in the paper bag. 'He wants to build a nest,' he said to his mother.' "

Jan 01, 2019

As a devotee of his contemporary Isaac Bashevis SInger, a writer of the same Jewish immigrant experience of the early 20th century, this was my first taste of Malamud and I was disappointed. Many of the stories were very slow moving and not that interesting - a fair amount of pathos as with the failing store owners of the depression era, but not much joy and whatever scandal fairly tame stuff from one accustomed to SInger. He does know how to tell a story, the craft is there, it just isn't that exciting.

Aug 17, 2014

While "The Lady of The Lake" is the best story many of the other stories are great.

Jul 17, 2011

Unforgettable characters reappear throughout many of his stories. I still remember his likable "Jew Bird" complaining about "anti-Semeets."
This author is a master of his craft. Locales include NYC of course, but also an artistic journey to Venice, relayed in dazzling imagery.


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