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The natural

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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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9780060958299
9781466805033
9780374502003
9781433240911
9780380506095
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UG
Level 6.3, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
1060L
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Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
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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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subject_facet Baseball players -- Fiction
title_display The natural
title_full The Natural, The natural / Bernard Malamud ; with a new introd. by Roger Angell
title_short The natural
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topic_facet Baseball players, Classic Literature, Fiction, Literature