A Centennial Tribute
Contributions by Paul Malamud, Leah Garrett, Andrew M. Gordon, Holli Levitsky, Jessica Lang, Timothy Parrish, Pilar Alonso, Martín Urdiales Shaw, Rémi Astruc, Till Kinzel, Emilio Cañadas Rodríguez, Félix Martín Gutiérrez, Aristi Trendel, Theodora Tsimpouki, Victoria Aarons and Gustavo Sánchez Canales, Translated by Alan Astro
Unlike other collections devoted to Malamud, this collection is international in scope, compiling diverse essays from the United States, France, Germany, Greece, and Spain, and demonstrating the wide range of scholarship and approaches to Bernard Malamud's fiction. The essays show the breadth and depth of this masterful craftsman and explore through his short fiction and his novels such topics as the Malamudian protagonist's relation to the urban/natural space; Malamud's approach to death; race and ethnicity; the Malamudian hero as modern schlemiel; and the role of fantasy in Malamud's fiction.
Bernard Malamud is a comprehensive collection that celebrates a voice that helped to shape the last fifty years of literary works. Readers of American literary criticism and Jewish studies alike will appreciate this collection.
About the Authors
Gustavo Sánchez Canales teaches English at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid where he is also vice dean for Research. He has published book chapters and articles on Saul Bellow, Michael Chabon, Nathan Englander, Rebecca Goldstein, Allegra Goodman, Bernard Malamud, Cynthia Ozick, Chaim Potok, and Philip Roth, among others.
"Bernard Malamud: A Centennial Tribute is an essential addition to Malamud scholarship. Gathering accomplished transatlantic scholars to revisit Malamud's central role in twentieth-century Jewish-American fiction, this timely, exemplary collection freshly illuminates Malamud's preoccupations and places his work in vivid conversation with the work of other American and European writers."—Debra Shostak, Mildred Foss Thompson Professor of English Language and Literature, the College of Wooster
"Bernard Malamud was one of the great Jewish literary icons of the twentieth century. The essays in this volume reveal an international and cross-cultural dialogue bound to illuminate both scholarly and lay readers. Victoria Aarons and Gustavo Sánchez Canales deserve our appreciation."—Alan L. Berger, Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies
"This Centennial Tribute delivers significant new insights into the writing and the life of the exemplary American author Bernard Malamud. With internationally known contributors from the U.S. and abroad, the collection enacts a global dialogue on such pertinent issues as Malamud's unique literary voice, his representation of the ethical life, and his legacy. As such, the contributors honor the linguistic fluidity and adaptability we associate with Malamud himself, whose own representation of the American Jewish landscape has changed the way we think about canonical literature in the twentieth century."—Aimee Pozorski, Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University
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