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Idiots First

Bernard Malamud

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This collection of short stories by Bernard Malamud includes: Idiots FirstBlack Is My Favorite ColorStill LifeThe Death of MeA Choice of ProfessionLife Is Better Than DeathThe JewbirdNaked NudeThe Cost of LivingThe Maid's ShoesSuppose a WeddingThe German Refugee

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Idiots First
IDIOTS FIRSTThe thick ticking of the tin clock stopped. Mendel, dozing in the dark, awoke in fright. The pain returned as he listened. He drew on his cold embittered clothing, and wasted minutes sitting at the edge of the bed."Isaac," he ultimately sighed.In the kitchen, Isaac, his astonished mouth open, held six peanuts in his palm. He placed each on the table. "One ... two ... nine."He gathered each peanut and appeared in the doorway. Mendel, in loose hat and long overcoat, still sat on the bed. Isaac watched with small eyes and ears, thick hair graying the sides of his head."Schlaf,"
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"[Malamud's] response to the human condition is deep; it is revealed with breathtaking skill."
--Ihab Hassan, The New York Times

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  • Bernard Malamud

  • 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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Bernard Malamud

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