PDF KINDLE (The Magic Barrel and Other Stories) BY Bernard Malamud

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The Magic Barrel and Other Stories

Read The Magic Barrel and Other Stories Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Bernard Malamud Bernard Malamud É 5 Free read Malamud's 1st book of short stories The Magic Barrel was acknowledged classic from its 1959 publication They're set in NY Italy where Malamud's alter ego struggling NY Jewish Painter Arthur Fidelman roams amid the ruin. The first seven years A shoemaker wants a better life for his daughter And he doesn t think that reading books can give her that The mourners If you don t care about the people in your life don t be surprised people don t care much about you The girl of my dreams A self loathing aspiring writer starts a correspondence with a mysterious lady writer Angel Levine God sends a black jewish angel to a despairing suffering man The Book of Job in Harlem NYC Behold the Key To behold or not to behold that s the uestion in this story of house hunting in Rome Italy Take Pity A man wants to help a poor embittered widow who suffered her whole life but she refuses to accept his help for herself and for her children The man feels powerless and frustrated he didn t expect offering help to a friend could be this tough The prison A man s life can be his prison If you can t help yourself you can t help others The lady of the lake A young man denies he s a Jew to win the love and approval of a beautiful Italian girl A summer s reading A lazy dropout plans to read books to educate himself and gains the respect from his family and neighbors The bill A janitor doesn t pay his debt to the owners of a local store This has conseuences The last Mohican A man who travels to Italy to study the painter Giotto is being harassed by a poor jewish refugee The loan A man asks an old friend for a loan Lend your money and lose your friend wife The magic barrel An aspiring rabbi asks the help of a marriage broker to find a wife A match made in heaven or in hell

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Read The Magic Barrel and Other Stories Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Bernard Malamud Bernard Malamud É 5 Free read Ut the immigrant experience It is high point in the modern American short story Few books of any kind have managed to depict struggle frustration heartbreak with such delight or such artistryIntroduction by Jhumpa Lahi. Notes on a Narrow Slice of LifeSo who could say that Bernard Malamud didn t write well Not me He writes very well indeed These 13 stories mainly about first generation Jewish immigrants in America but also about visitors to Italy from America capture so much of life in a society where one is an outsider that feeling of being here but not here or of living in a country but not belonging The wasted ex coffee salesman the harassed landlord the loner rabbinical student they all seem to pulsate with failure with uncertainty and fatal mistakes Ah this is a book about life all right but it s a book in which the vision is almost tunnel vision Every single story without exception deals with people who cannot rise to their own imaginations of themselves They meet frustration failure death or disappointment they are deflected from any purpose they might have once had They are melancholy shades of fruitless endeavor Does even one reach his ambition They are all male No the student doesn t find a house in Rome the would be art critic abandons his research the would be lover lies about his Jewish origins and loses the beautiful girl the buyer on credit never pays back the so called reader never reads the shoemaker allows his daughter to marry an unsuitable man Only once after humiliating an angel to tears does an old man admit his mistake and save his wife from death and this occurs in the only fantasy among the thirteen Most of the characters lose their labors come to naught they grow wiser but sadder I would assume that Malamud himself felt an outsider everywhere comfortable nowhere If that is not true his dreams must have been filled with worry because this is a most melancholy collection Does anyone smile Does anyone laugh Does anyone dash down the street radiant with love No Life is full of personal shortcomings a bald spot a stubborn rejection of family an inability to swim or make money Frustration and lies run rampant people certainly do shoot themselves in the foot again and again Life is a tragedy life always ends in disappointment these are truths told in half the literature of the world but there is to our humble existence than that Even when Malamud writes a humorous story it is filled with underlying doubt in human nature concentrating on the tendency of people to try to be what they are not If you want thirteen superb stories to illustrate that sad point of view here they are If you think life is of a mixed bag then perhaps this book will only depress you

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Read The Magic Barrel and Other Stories Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Bernard Malamud Bernard Malamud É 5 Free read S of old Europe in search of an artistic patrimony They tell of egg candlers shoemakers matchmakers rabbis in a voice blending vigorous urban realism Yiddish idiom artistic magic The Magic Barrel is a book about NY abo. Bottom line first Bernard Malamud is a writer of fine tightly crafted prose The subject matter and emotional content are not likely to be of interest to younger readers The Magic Barrel is not light summer beach read short stories If one considers the mood these are appropriate for late fall and its increasing darkness Something like a short story version of singing the blues There is little objectionable in the way of sex violence or crude language A lot of my decision to read Bernard Malamud s The Magic Barrel had to do with my having not read this author before Getting into the stories I could not shake the feeling that he was speaking to 2019 in ways he could not have planned At the thin side I had read about how much several others could not appreciate New Yorker modern fiction where nothing happens On a larger scale there is so much in the air about the threat of immigrants I do not know if Bernard ever published in the New Yorker but he was one of a generation of New York Area Jewish writers many from nearby New Jersey but close enough who wrote of their community s impoverished or near impoverished immigrant experience It can be said that little happens but we see deeply into the emotional lives of the men who figure at the center of all 13 stories Besides Jewish immigrants Magic Barrel includes a few stories of young American men in Italy also in financial straits and dependent on the locals Malamud s stories can be moralistic or romantic or even amusing The latter is humorous in the sense of calamity on calamity until the reader either collapses under the weight or sees the pilling on as an elaborate joke Risking a spoiler these are all sad stories Loneliness poverty fear lack of confidence psychic and cultural dislocation are the predominate themes


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    Read The Magic Barrel and Other Stories PDF KINDLE (The Magic Barrel and Other Stories) BY Bernard Malamud Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Bernard Malamud Notes on a Narrow Slice of LifeSo who could say that Bernard Malamud didn't write well ? Not me He writes very well indeed These 13

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