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The Magic Barrel - Malamud, Bernard, Professor, and Lahiri, Jhumpa (Introduction by)
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In this collection of stories Malamud displays his great gifts as a writer - his humour, his profound concern for all human life and his ability to transmute common things and people into a strange poetry. Many of his characters are Jewish (the title story, for example, is about a rabbinical student trying to find a wife through a very peculiar marriage broker) but through his gentle and haunting exploration of their predicaments he illuminates a region that is common to every man's world.

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The Magic Barrel 2003, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374525866

Trade paperback

The Magic Barrel 2002, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099436980

Mass-market paperback

The Magic Barrel 2000, Thorndike Press, Thorndike, ME

ISBN-13: 9780783890104

Large type / large print

Hardcover

The Magic Barrel 1980, Avon Books

ISBN-13: 9780380499731

Mass-market paperback

The Magic Barrel 1980, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780140025583

Unknown binding

The Magic Barrel 1979, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701124564

New edition

Hardcover

The Magic Barrel 1972, Pocket Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780671782085

Hardcover

The Magic Barrel 1972, Pocket Books

ISBN-13: 9780671805746

Trade paperback

The Magic Barrel 1960, TBS The Book Service Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780413421302

Hardcover

The Magic Barrel 1958, Farrar Straus Giroux

ISBN-13: 9780374195762

Hardcover

The Magic Barrel 1958, Farrar Straus Giroux

ISBN-13: 9780374504120

Trade paperback