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Having never read Malamud, I did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised with his style of writing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Linda Sharp
I wasn't sure about this book but decided to give it a shot and I am so happy I did. All the stories are entertaining and well written. You never get bored. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Luci M.
Flannery O'Connor is responsible for my purchase of this book. In one of her letters, she mentioned that she had just
finished reading The Magic Barrel and stated that... Read more
This book was interesting. I feel not everyone gets these short stories. The stories are sad and depressing, but that's the author's point: immigrant life can really suck. Read morePublished on August 19, 2012 by msdc25
This book was in great condition. Still looked practically brand new. The only problem is that it is upside down and backwards. So I look like a retard when reading it. Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by peverfever
'The Magic Barrel' by Malamud contains several (mostly) entertaining short stories involving Jewish (/Yiddish) characters from the 1950s. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by lazza
I selected the complete short stories of Malamud and this book is only a selction of short stories. I was disappointed but we decided to keep it and be more careful in ordering.Published on October 2, 2008 by John Wright