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Skillfully written discussing the moral dilemmas of an accused Jew in Kiev in the 19th century. It is a brilliant and compelling tale of one man's courage to stand up for truth and... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Richard S.
The Assistant was Bernard Malamud's second novel and a much more naturalistic one than his first, the highly mythified The Natural. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Buzalka
Malamud tells a tale of an immigrant grocer making his way in a neighborhood of very poor people counting their pennies. Read morePublished 4 months ago by spectator
I absolutely love this short novel. Without giving away the plot, the book addresses the timeless question of: Do people ever change? Read morePublished 11 months ago by Aaron Hayworth
Bernard Malamud's novel The Assistant provides a troubling and ultimately painful assessment of the nature of life among the urban working class and petite bourgeoisie in New York... Read morePublished 16 months ago by not a natural
I read this book a long time ago and can't remember the content in any detail, but my impression remains of a moving recital of immigrant experience.Published 17 months ago by DC Reader
Enjoyable read. Frank is a fascinating character. I'll be thinking about him for a long time - trying to figure him out.Published 18 months ago by bloomlaw