Malamud, Bernard

$333.00 MXN


The Assistant, Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up; then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober; at the same time he begins to steal from the store.

Like Malamud's best stories, this novel unerringly evokes an immigrant world of cramped circumstances and great expectations. Malamud defined the immigrant experience in a way that has proven vital for several generations of writers.

"His best novel . . . The Assistant is as tightly written as a prose poem." --Morris Dickstein in Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction 1945-1970

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Otros libros del autor

  • Cuentos reunidos
    Malamud, Bernard
    Bernard Malamud es uno de los grandes autores estadounidenses del siglo XX. Hijo de emigrantes judíos huidos de la Rusia zarista, Malamud bebe de las fuentes de Chéjov y Dostoievsky, pero se reconoce también en la influencia de Henry James y Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hermano mayor de Isaac Bashevis Singer y Saul Bellow, forma parte de una familia literaria que pervive hasta hoy con ...

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  • Vidas de Dubin, Las
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    «El pasado rezuma leyenda; es imposible extraer arcilla pura del lodo del tiempo. No hay vida recuperable por completo, tal como fue, lo cual, en resumidas cuentas, significa que toda biografía es una ficción. ¿Qué nos dice eso de la sustancia de la vida? ¿Merece la pena conocerla?»William Dubin, biógrafo de éxito de mediana edad, vive apaciblemente con su mujer en una pequeña ...

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  • Natural, The
    Malamud, Bernard
    The Natural, Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in 1952, is also the first--and some would say still the best--novel ever written about baseball. In it Malamud, usually appreciated for his unerring portrayals of postwar Jewish life, took on very different material--the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era--and investe...

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  • Reparador, El
    Malamud, Bernard
    "Yakov Bok, El reparador, se verá obligado a ser algo más que un factótum, tendrá que arreglar su propia vida. Harto de su infructuosa existencia busca un futuro mejor en Kiev, lejos del aislamiento que supone para él, un librepensador y lector de Spinoza, la comunidad judía." ...

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  • Magic Barrel, The
    Malamud, Bernard

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  • Dependiente, El
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