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The magic barrel / Bernard Malamud ; [introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri].

Malamud, Bernard (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler F MAL (Text) 34044000422376 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AWARD NTL 1959 (Text) 39391006758625 Award - Fic Available -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon FIC MAL (Text) 36825000507721 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0374525862
  • ISBN: 9780374525866
  • Physical Description: xii, 214 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The first seven years -- The mourners -- The girl of my dreams -- Angel Levine -- Behold the key -- Take pity -- The prison -- The Lady of the Lake -- A summer's reading -- The bill -- The last Mohican -- The loan -- The magic barrel.
Summary, etc.:
Bernard Malamud's first book of short stories, The Magic Barrel, has been recognized as a classic from the time it was published in 1959. The stories are set in New York and in Italy (where Malamud's alter ego, the struggleing New York Jewish Painter Arthur Fidelman, roams amid the ruins of old Europe in search of his artistic patrimony); they tell of egg candlers and shoemakers, matchmakers, and rabbis, in a voice that blends vigorous urban realism, Yiddish idiom, and a dash of artistic magic.
Target Audience Note:
1050 Lexile.
Awards Note:
National Book Award, 1959
Subject: Americans > Italy > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Italy > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Jews > Fiction.

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