The natural
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2003].
Format:
Book
Edition:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux paperback edition.
Physical Desc:
xii, 231 pages ; 21 cm
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Fiction Malamud
Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction
Fiction Malamud
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Fiction Malamud
Description

The classical novel (and basis for the acclaimed film) now in a new edition

Introduction by Kevin Baker

The Natural , Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in 1952, is also the first--and some would say still the best--novel ever written about baseball. In it Malamud, usually appreciated for his unerring portrayals of postwar Jewish life, took on very different material--the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era--and invested it with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all his best work. Four decades later, Alfred Kazin's comment still holds true: "Malamud has done something which--now that he has done it!--looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology."

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374502003, 0374502005
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.3, 12 Points

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"Introduction by Kevin Baker"--Cover.
Description
Gifted baseball player Roy Hobbs, his career derailed by a youthful indiscretion, makes a stunning comeback in later life, but finds himself still struggling against the temptations that would bring him to ruin.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Malamud, B. (2003). The natural. Farrar, Straus and Giroux paperback edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Malamud, Bernard. 2003. The Natural. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Malamud, Bernard, The Natural. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Malamud, Bernard. The Natural. Farrar, Straus and Giroux paperback edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. Print.

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