Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bernard Malamud

Cynthia Ozick reviews Malamud's collections in Library of America:

"Judging the World"

...his aesthetic is instinct with the muted pulse of what used to be called moral seriousness, a notion gone out of fashion in American writing, where too often flippancy is mistaken for irony. Malamud, a virtuoso of darkest irony, refuses the easy conventions of cynicism and its dry detachment. 

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