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The People

And Other Uncollected Fiction

Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Robert Giroux

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Includes Malamud's novel, The People, which was left unfinished at the time of his death in 1986, with the text presented as the author left it, as well as fourteen previously uncollected stories. Set in the nineteenth century, The People has as its hero a Jewish peddler who is adopted as chief by an Indian tribe in the Pacific Northwest.

Includes Malamud's novel, The People, which was left unfinished at the time of his death in 1986, with the text presented as the author left it, as well as fourteen previously uncollected stories. Set in the nineteenth century, The People has as its hero a Jewish peddler who is adopted as chief by an Indian tribe in the Pacific Northwest.

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The People
THE PEOPLEONEYozipHERE'S YOZIP rattling around in his rusty wagon.After escaping military service in the Old Country, he worked a year and bought the vehicle in St. Louis, Missouri. Yozip wore a Polish cap and trimmed his reddish beard every second week. Yet people looked at him as if he had just stepped out of steerage. An officious Jew he met in Wyoming told him he spoke with a Yiddish accent. Yozip was astonished because he now considered himself to be, in effect, a native. He had put in for citizenship the day after he had arrived in the New World, five years ago, and figured
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"An excellent overview of [Malamud's] career.... Valuable both for its chronological span and for the genuine reading pleasure it affords, this is a must-have volume for anyone who treasures the work of one of the century's most talented writers."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"A significant addition to Malamud's singular work."
--Library Journal
"An excellent overview of [Malamud's] career.... Valuable both for its chronological span and for the genuine reading pleasure it affords, this is a must-have volume for anyone who treasures the work of one of the century's most talented writers."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"A significant addition to Malamud's singular work."
--Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Robert Giroux

  • Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) also wrote eight novels, he won the Pulitzer Prize and a second National Book award for The Fixer. Born in Brooklyn, he taught for many years at Bennington College in Vermont.
  • Bernard Malamud Copyright Seymour Linden
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The People

And Other Uncollected Fiction

Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Robert Giroux

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