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Bernard Malamud

Malamud's first novel and an attempt to use the motif and story of the Fisher King in a fallen world. That world, for him, is baseball, and for many years it was truly America's game. The Black Sox A pretty good read! I've seen the movie adaptation many times, and was surprised how closely it followed the plot of this book.

The Natural , Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in , 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! He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology. Malamud's first novel and an attempt to use the motif and story of the Fisher King in a fallen world. That world, for him, is baseball, and for many years it was truly America's game. The Black Sox

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The Natural , Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in , 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.

The Natural , first novel by Bernard Malamud , published in It is at heart a fable that loosely follows the Holy Grail myth. He turns up some 15 years later to play left field for the New York Knights, whose fortunes suddenly and miraculously improve. Off the playing field, Roy is torn between the dangerous affection and corrupting influence of Memo Paris, the niece of team manager Pop Fisher, and Iris Lemon, whose love is genuine. After rejecting Iris for Memo, Hobbs agrees to throw a play-off game.

The Natural is everything you could want from a sports story: greed, sex, betrayal, and a whole lotta baseball. Bernard Malamud's novel tells the story of Roy Hobbs, a player who comes back from a string of bad luck to have a chance at being the best baseball player the game had ever seen. But greed and temptation are there to stand between him and his dreams. The story starts out with young pitching phenom Roy about to try out for the Chicago Cubs. A beautiful but psychotic woman shoots him, taking him out of the game for years.

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