from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Malamud, Bernard 1914-1986. American writer whose novels and short stories often depict Jewish characters coping with a lonely and seemingly unfair world. His works include The Magic Barrel (1958) and The Fixer (1966).

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  • n. United States writer (1914-1986)


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  • Carl Malamud is the "rebel archivist" who has been working for years to make government documents freely available, and he has started a campaign to be appointed Public Printer of the United States, head of the Government Printing Office.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Carl Malamud is an early hero of the battle for access to knowledge. Carl Malamud for Public Printer

  • It is hardly credible to suggest that the 1960s are most appropriately represented by Bellow, Malamud, and James Baldwin, which Dickstein does in his final chapter by highlighting their work rather than the postmodern writers, whose work rebelled against the quiescent realism preferred by the gatekeepers of literary culture, much as others rebelled against the constraints of conformity and established practice in other arts and in politics during this time.

    April 2010

  • I am especially puzzled by his recollections of what first drew him to the work of American postmodernists such as Pynchon, which he presents as mostly sullen and full of gloom ( "Malamud was a downer, but not our kind of downer"), a kind of social fiction full of ideas about the horror of American culture.


  • Malamud says he's inspired by Augustus E. Giegengack, "a working printer and regular leather apron man" who FDR appointed to head the GPO after a similar grassroots effort.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • American novelist Bernard Malamud once said, "Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go."

    Tim Jahnigen: Heroes: Who Are They?

  • Your debut short story collection, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, was a national bestseller in hardcover and paperback, winner of the PEN/Malamud award, and drew comparisons to Anton Chekhov and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

    Nathan Englander - An interview with author

  • How does it feel to be compared to Roth, Bellow, and Malamud?

    Nathan Englander - An interview with author

  • * PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction (1997) * Rea Award for the Short Story (2001) given to a living American or Canadian author.

    September « 2009 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • But "The Free World" is a pale, wise-cracking creature in comparison with the angry and full-throated work of Henry Roth or Bernard Malamud—or of the Canadian-Jewish standard-bearer Mordecai Richler.

    Lost in Transit


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