The Natural

The Natural

By: Malamud, Bernard

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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."

Title: The Natural

Author Name: Malamud, Bernard

Categories: Classics,

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: June 1980

ISBN Number: 0374502005

ISBN Number 13: 9780374502003

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 333330