Bernard MALAMUD The tenants

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In The Tenants (1971), Bernard Malamud brought his unerring sense of modern urban life to bear on the conflict between blacks and Jews then inflaming his native Brooklyn. The sole tenant in a rundown tenement, Henry Lesser is struggling to finish a novel, but his solitary pursuit of the sublime grows complicated when Willie Spearmint, a black writer ambivalent toward Jews, moves into the building. Henry and Willie are artistic rivals and unwilling neighbors, and their uneasy peace is disturbed by the presence of Willie's white girlfriend Irene and the landlord Levenspiel's attempts to evict both men and demolish the building. This novel's conflict, current then, is perennial now; it reveals the slippery nature of the human condition, and the human capacity for violence and undoing.

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Bernard Malamud (1914–1986) wrote eight novels; he won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Fixer, and the National Book Award for The Magic Barrel, a book of stories. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he taught for many years at Bennington College in Vermont.

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“Malamud ... gentles his material with humor, with that redemptive conscience, and above all with a compassion which extends all of his works beyond the mapped margins of existence, however destitute.” ?Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Malamud's best book in years.” ?The New York Times

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 200 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The last remaining tenant in a condemned New York tenement, Harry Lesser struggles against rising panic and escalating odds to complete the novel he started ten years earlier, while his landlord Levenspiel cajoles through closed doors with hard-luck tales and substantial cash sums. Then he stumbles on a black man, sitting typing in one of the deserted flats: Willie Spearmint, soul writer. Touchy, hostile and anti-semitic - demanding then denouncing Lesser s critical help with his floridly voilent tales of oppression and pogroms against whites - Spearmint is exactly what he doesn t need; or does he? For each man has his motives.First published in 1971, The Tenants is a pessimistic, ruthlessly funny dissection of a writing and racial relationship of profound unease and -ultimately - mutual creative destruction. Bernard Malamud won The National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099289876

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 200 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The last remaining tenant in a condemned New York tenement, Harry Lesser struggles against rising panic and escalating odds to complete the novel he started ten years earlier, while his landlord Levenspiel cajoles through closed doors with hard-luck tales and substantial cash sums. Then he stumbles on a black man, sitting typing in one of the deserted flats: Willie Spearmint, soul writer. Touchy, hostile and anti-semitic - demanding then denouncing Lesser s critical help with his floridly voilent tales of oppression and pogroms against whites - Spearmint is exactly what he doesn t need; or does he? For each man has his motives.First published in 1971, The Tenants is a pessimistic, ruthlessly funny dissection of a writing and racial relationship of profound unease and -ultimately - mutual creative destruction. Bernard Malamud won The National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099289876

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