Malamud, Bernard (Malamud Bernard)( American writer.)
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Biography Malamud, Bernard (Malamud Bernard)
Born April 26, 1914 in New York in Brooklyn to Russian-Jewish family. In the 1940's he taught at night school, and in 1949 he was appointed to the University of Oregon, in 1961 became a teacher Bennington (pc. Vermont), where he worked for over 20 years. Malamud twice received awards from the National Book Club, was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Malamud died in New York on March 18, 1986
. Legacy of Malamud's novels are a born craftsman (The Natural, . 1952), . The Assistant (The Assistant, . 1957), . The Fixer (The Fixer, . 1966), . Residents (The Tenants, . 1971), . Life Dyubina (Dubin's Lives, . 1979) and God's grace (God's Grace, . 1982), . as well as an impressive number of stories, . the best of which are included in the collections of a barrel of Magic (The Magic Barrel, . 1958), . Idiots First (Idiots First, . 1963), . Hat Rembrandt (Rembrandt's Hat, . 1973) and Stories of Bernard Malamud (The Stories of Bernard Malamud, . 1983),
. The book Images of Fidelman: Exhibition (Pictures of Fidelman: An Exhibition, 1969) reproduced in six separate episodes from the life of the Jewish artist. 16 stories and an unfinished novel included in the posthumously released collection of People (The People, 1989).
Malamud prose is often compared to a book by S. Bellow and F. Roth, on the grounds that the center of their work - identity and alienation of American Jews. Joining the poetics of realism and myth, . Malamud depicted the lives of shopkeepers, . tailors, . janitors, . cleaners and other downtrodden, . are crushed by poverty and their own weaknesses, . nevertheless retain the courage in the face of adversity, . and occasionally conquer fate with patience and saving irony,
. In the artistic universe Malamud be a Jew is simply to be a person who is plagued by its own shortcomings and seeks outside world, but that does not shut down the path to salvation - if not himself, then at least their children.