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From:Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (Vol. 184. )[(essay date winter 1964-65) In the following essay, Mandel argues that Malamud employs complex characters, romantic relationships, and absurd situations to create irony in his two novels The Assistant and A New Life.]...
From: The Good Man's Dilemma: Social Criticism in the Fiction of Bernard Malamud[(essay date 1981) In the following essay, Alter examines the "democratic dilemma" in Malamud's fiction.] In the explosion of Jewish-American fiction that has characterized this country's literary history since the...
From:Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (Vol. 184. )[(essay date 2002) In the following essay, Burstein contends that gender identification is a critical factor in the romantic relationships of Malamud's male protagonists in A New Life,God's Grace,The Natural, and Dubin's...
From:Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (Vol. 184. )[(essay date 2002) In the following essay, Aarons characterizes Malamud's protagonists as being concerned with fulfilling various aspects of ancient Jewish law.] "He felt a loss but it was an old one."--Malamud, The...
From: The Fiction of Bernard Malamud[(essay date 1977) In the following essay, Benson argues that Malamud is a traditional American writer.] I. Moo Day for Malamud Oregon in April is a big country of wet, green valleys and snow-laden mountains. As an...
From:Shofar (Vol. 31, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedMe Assistant is "the jewel" in Malamud's "treasure trove," as Charles Clerc acknowledges, and scrutiny of even the novel's tiny gemstones--its minor, seemingly inessential characters--proves rewarding. (1) No critic has...
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