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Idiots First

Bernard Malamud

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This collection of short stories by Bernard Malamud includes:
 
Idiots First
Black Is My Favorite Color
Still Life
The Death of Me
A Choice of Profession
Life Is Better Than Death
The Jewbird
Naked Nude
The Cost of Living
The Maid's Shoes
Suppose a Wedding
The 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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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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