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The Natural - (FSG Classics) by Bernard Malamud (Paperback)

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  • The classical novel (and basis for the acclaimed film starring Robert Redford) now in a new edition Introduction by Kevin Baker The 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.
  • About the Author: Bernard Malamud (1914-86) wrote eight novels; he won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for The Fixer, and the National Book Award for The Magic Barrel.
  • 231 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Sports
  • Series Name: FSG Classics

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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.



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The classical novel (and basis for the acclaimed film starring Robert Redford) now in a new edition

Introduction by Kevin Baker

The 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."



Review Quotes




"A brilliant and unusually fine novel." --The New York Times

"A preposterously readable story about life." --Time

"Malamud [holds a] high and honored place among contemporary American writers." --Washington Post Book World

"The finest novel about baseball since Ring Lardner left the scene." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch




About the Author



Bernard Malamud (1914-86) wrote eight novels; he won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for The Fixer, and the National Book Award for The Magic Barrel. Born in Brooklyn, he taught for many years at Bennington College in Vermont.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.28 Inches (H) x 5.48 Inches (W) x .62 Inches (D)
Weight: .49 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 231
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Sports
Series Title: FSG Classics
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Paperback
Author: Bernard Malamud
Language: English
Street Date: July 7, 2003
TCIN: 11395425
UPC: 9780374502003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5170
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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