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The classical novel (and basis for the acclaimed film) now in a new editionIntroduction by Kevin BakerThe 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 invested it with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all his best work. Four decades later, Alfred Kazin's comment still holds true: Malamud has done something which--now that he has done it --looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology.

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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 takes on the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era--and invests it with the hardscrabble poetry, grand and believable, that runs through all his best work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812473100
Author:
Malamud, Bernard
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Introduction by:
Baker, Kevin
Introduction:
Baker, Kevin
Author:
Baker, Kevin
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.20x5.40x.90 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 takes on the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era--and invests it with the hardscrabble poetry, grand and believable, that runs through all his best work.
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