scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,197
A Bernard Malamud Reader Seen against the crumbling of Yiddish culture Bernard Malamud is the most enigmatic even mysterious of American Jewish writes Bernard Malamud is the author of four novels and two volumes of short stories he has received several National prizes He has been appraised as a special sort of genre- writer dealing with the laughter through tears the habits of life exotic to outsiders of immigrant Jews an ethnic group considered to stand in a marginal relation to American sciety at large Bernard Malamuds Jewishness as he understands and above all feels it is one of teh principal sources of value in his work as it effects both his conception of experience in general and his conception of imaginative writing in particular I recently read a short story by Malamud called The Magic Barrel A jewish trait I noticed while reading Malamuds short story is how he demonstrates his feeling for human suffering on the one hand and for a life of value order and dignity on the other The Magic Barrel cleary demonstrates Malamuds style of writing Of all Malamuds stories surely the most masterful is The Magic Barrel perhaps the best story I have read written by an American writer in my recent years It belongs among those rare works in which meaning and composition are one and the same Who can ever forget the the matchmaker Salzman a commercial Cupid smelling frankly of fish which he loved to eat who looked as if her were about to expire but who somehow managed by a trick of his facial muscles to display a broad smile The pictures of prospective brides that the matchmaker shows the rabbinical student Finkle intent on marimony prove very discouraging-all these
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA