Malamud, Bernard

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Novelist and short story writer Bernard Malamud was born in 1914 and raised in Brooklyn. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his heritage would play a key role in his development as a writer. He was also influenced by growing up during the the Depression and by 19th-century writers such as Hawthorne and Melville. His bittersweet, tragicomic stories often merge reality and fantasy, and explore the human condition through themes of suffering and moral obligation. His work has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He also had a long career as an educator. He died in 1986.

From the description of Bernard Malamud letters, phonograph record, and sketch, 1963-1989. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61727781

American author.

From the description of Bernard Malamud papers, 1945-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270957084

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kirkland House, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., to Seymour Peck, 1967 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871392

Author. Born 1914, died 1986.

From the description of Bernard Malamud papers, 1930-1989 (bulk 1949-1986). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982368

Author Bernard Malamud was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 26, 1914. The son of recently emigrated Russian Jews, he spent his early years in New York City. He attended the City College of New York and acquired his M.A. in English from Columbia University in 1942. In 1949 Bernard Malamud moved to Corvallis, Oregon, to teach English composition at Oregon State College (now Oregon State University). He left OSC in 1961 for Harvard and concluded his teaching career at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. Malamud is considered one of the century's most significant American novelists and writers of short stories. His novel The Fixer won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as one of the two National Book Awards he received during his lifetime. He died of a heart attack in Vermont in 1986. He was the author of 13 books, including The natural, his first book published in 1952. He also published a collection of short stories entititled The magic barrel while teaching at Oregon State. His other works include Long work, short life, The cost of living, The assistant, A new life and two more short story collections.

From the description of Bernard Malamud papers, 1949-1998. (Eugene Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50119535

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referencedIn Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908-. Abraham Burack collection, 1922-1997. Boston University. School of Medicine
creatorOf Halpern, Martin. The tenants: typescript, 1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001. Erik Barnouw papers, 1920-1990. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hawkins, John R. John R. Hawkins '56 literary manuscript collection, 1972-80. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Angoff, Charles, 1902-1979. Charles Angoff collection, 1927-1978. Boston University. School of Medicine
creatorOf Malamud, Bernard. 880-01 ha-ʻOzer. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Sanders, Ronald, d. 1991. Ronald Sanders papers, 1951-1994. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cheuse, Alan. Papers of Alan Cheuse, [manuscript], 1980-1986, bulk 1983-1986. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Malamud, Bernard. Thomas Hardy's reputation as a poet in American periodicals. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Stanford University. Associated Students. Speakers Bureau. Associated Students of Stanford University, Speakers Bureau, audio-visual materials, 1981-1996. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Minoff, Lee. A new life : screenplay / by Lee Minoff ; from the novel by Bernard Malamud. Columbia College Chicago
referencedIn Roth, Philip. Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001 (bulk 1960-1999). Library of Congress
creatorOf Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-1991. The Lady of the Lake : opera in one act / music by Elie Siegmeister ; libretto by Edward Mabley ; based on the story by Bernard Malamud ; piano-vocal score. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. Papers of Stanley Edgar Hyman, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). Library of Congress
creatorOf Malamud, Bernard. Bernard Malamud papers, 1930-1989 (bulk 1949-1986). Library of Congress
referencedIn Olsen, Tillie. Tillie Olsen papers, 1930-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-. Louis Decimus Rubin papers, 1945- (Series 1.1.1 I-N) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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referencedIn Oregon State University. Dept. of English. English Department photographs, ca. 1960. Oregon State University Libraries
creatorOf Malamud, Bernard. Bernard Malamud papers, 1945-1985. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 ha-ʻOzer. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Kirsch, Robert. Robert Kirsch papers, 1979. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Malamud, Bernard. Bernard Malamud letters, phonograph record, and sketch, 1963-1989. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Ashton, Dore. Dore Ashton and Matti Megged collection, 1942-1994. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 ha-ʻOzer. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Minoff, Lee. A new life : screenplay / by Lee Minoff ; from the novel by Bernard Malamud. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Moss, Arnold, 1910-1989. Arnold Moss papers, 1935-1987 (bulk 1953-1987). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974. Bruce Berlind Collection, 1950-1981. Colgate University, Everett Needham Case Library
referencedIn Delbanco, Nicholas. Nicholas Delbanco papers, 1956-<2010>, bulk 1966-2000. University of Michigan
referencedIn Review of Contemporary Fiction / Dalkey Archive Press : records, 1980-1988. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Malamud, Bernard. Bernard Malamud papers, 1949-1998. Oregon State University Libraries
creatorOf Malamud, Bernard. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1979. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Malamud, Bernard. Autograph letter signed : Kirkland House, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., to Seymour Peck, 1967 May 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cheuse, Alan. Papers of Alan Cheuse [manuscript], 1991-1995. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Malamud, Bernard. Typed letter signed : New York, to John Updike, 1980 Mar. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Atlantic (Firm : Boston, Mass.). Records, 1969-1974. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965. Papers, 1932-1970 (bulk 1938-1965). Library of Congress
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referencedIn Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994. Papers of Peter Hillsman Taylor, 1939-1977 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Beck, Patricia, 1924-1978. Patrica Beck Papers, 1936-1986 (bulk 1940-1978). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Lillian Hellman Papers, 1904-1984 (bulk 1934-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-1980. Papers, 1940-1981. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Wilner, Herbert, 1925-1977. Papers, 1948-1978. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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