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By Bernard Malamud, Robert Giroux

Contains Malamud's novel, The People, which was once left unfinished on the time of his demise in 1986, with the textual content offered because the writer left it, in addition to fourteen formerly uncollected stories.

Set within the 19th century, The People has as its hero a Jewish peddler who's followed as leader via an Indian tribe within the Pacific Northwest.

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Someone, they know from experience, will step forward, as Nick Carraway says of Daisy and Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (187–188), to clean up their messes, to as sume responsibility for their benign neglect and calculated cruelties. Even Anthony and Gloria Patch, mere shadows of their former brilliant selves, believe themselves triumphantly validated by the legal victory that restores Anthony’s long-anticipated inheritance at the end of The Beautiful and Damned. Their lives are golden, as they were meant to be.

According to literary critic Martin Swales, the bildungsroman “is a novel form that is animated by a concern for the whole man unfolding organically in all his complexity and richness” (14). The classic con ception of bildung stresses the process by which the hero realizes the physical, intellectual, emotional, moral, and spiritual capacities inherent in his personality. Each stage of the hero’s life has its own intrinsic value, but it also serves as the basis for a higher stage of development.

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