Critical Works on Bernard Malamud

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        I read here and there in criticism about my work when it hits the eye....I like imaginative interpretations of my books, whether I agree with them or not.   I enjoy criticism that views the work in ways I haven't anticipated--that surprises me.   I dislike crap--criticism, favorable or unfavorable, that really doesn't understand what the books are about.

Bernard Malamud
(from an interview by Leslie and Joyce Field)

Bibliographies on Bernard Malamud

        The above Bibliographies on Bernard Malamud Page, hopefully, will have links to various kinds of bibliographies on Bernard Malamud.    At present, you can find almost comprehensive bibliography, listed chronologically up to 1992, of the articles on the author and his works in books and periodicals.
        I must add that I owe this project to the awesome bibliographical works of Prof. Joel Salzberg and Ms. Rita Kosofsky.

Books Primarily on Malamud

Selected Books on Malamud:

1966 Richman, Sidney. Bernard Malamud. New York: Twayne Publishers, 160pp.

1970 Field, Leslie A., and Field, Joyce W., eds. Bernard Malamud and the Critics. New York: New York University Press; London: University of London Press, 373 pp.

1975 Field, Leslie A., and Field, Joyce W., eds. Bernard Malamud: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, pp.

1977 Astro, Richard, and Benson, Jackson J., eds. The Fiction of Bernard Malamud. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 190 pp.

1979 Iwamoto, Iwao. Malamud: Geijutsu to seikatsu o motomete [Malamud: In search of art and life]. Eibei Bungaku Sosho. Tokyo: Tojusha, 208 pp.

1980 Hershinow, Sheldon J. Bernard Malamud. Modern Literature Monographs. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 165 pp.

1981 Alter, Iska Sheila. The Good Man's Dilemma: Social Criticism in the Fiction of Bernard Malamud. AMS Studies in Modern Literature, no. 5. New York: AMS Press, 214 pp.

1985 Helterman, Jeffrey. Understanding Bernard Malamud. University of South Carolina Press, 153pp.

1985 Salzberg, Joel. Bernard Malamud: A Reference Guide. Boston: G.H. Hall and Co., 211 pp.

1986 Bloom, Harold. Bernard Malamud. New York: Chelsea House, 231pp.

1987 Salzberg, Joel. Critical Essays on Bernard Malamud. Edited by Joel Salzberg. Boston: G. K. Hall and Co., 229 pp.

1989 Solotaroff, Robert. Bernard Malamud: A Study of the Short Fiction. Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction, Series No. 8. Boston: G.K. Hall, 200pp.

1990 Ochshorn, Kathleen Gillikin. The Heart's Essential Landscape: Bernard Malamud's Hero. New York: Peter Lang, 334pp.

1991 Lasher, Lawrence M., ed. Conversations with Bernard Malamud. Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi, 156 pp.

1991 Kosofsky, Rita Nathalie. Bernard Malamud: A Descriptive Bibliography. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 263pp.

1993 Abramson, Edward A. Bernard Malamud Revisited. New York, New York: Twayne Publishers, 163pp.

1995 Davis, Philip. Experimental Essays on the Novels of Bernard Malamud: Malamud's People. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 194pp.

1996 Cheuse, and Nicholas Delbanco, ed. Talking Horse: Bernard Malamud on Life and Work. New York, New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 220pp.

2001 Avery, Evelyn, ed. The Magic Worlds of Bernard Malamud. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 219pp.

2006 Smith, Janna Malamud. My Father Is a Book: A Memoir of Bernard Malamud. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 292pp.

2007 Davis, Philip. Bernard Malamud: A Writer's Life. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 377pp.

Books Primarily on Malamud

Bibliographies on Bernard Malamud

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