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  • Author:
    Jonathan Safran Foer,Bernard Malamud
  • ISBN:
    0374529388
  • ISBN13:
    978-0374529383
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    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 5, 2004)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
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Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything Is Illuminated

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything Is Illuminated. The Fixer deserves to rank alongside the great Jewish-American novels of Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. The Independent (London). Bernard Malamud (1914 - 1986) wrote eight novels; he won the Pulizer Prize and the National Book Award for The Fixer, and the National Book Award for The Magic Barrel, a book of stories. Born in Brooklyn, he taught for many years at Bennington College in Vermont. Series: FSG Classics. Paperback: 352 pages. Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 5, 2004).

The Fixer is a novel by Bernard Malamud published in 1966 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. National Book Award for Fiction (his second) and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Fixer provides a fictionalized version of the Beilis case. Menahem Mendel Beilis was a Jew unjustly imprisoned in Tsarist Russia.

Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history

Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York.

The Fixer (1966) is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel - one that makes manifest his roots in Russian fiction, especially that of Isaac Babel. Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy. Bok leaves his village to try his luck in Kiev, and after denying his Jewish identity, finds himself working for a member of the anti-Semitic Black Hundreds Society

Bernard Malamud, Jonathan Safran Foer (Goodreads Author) . A classic that won Malamud both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Bernard Malamud, Jonathan Safran Foer (Goodreads Author) (Introduction). The Fixer (1966) is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel-one that makes manifest his roots in Russian fiction, especially that of Isaac Babel. Jonathan Safran Foer in his introduction says this is pre-eminently a novel to galvanise the reader into political action. When I finished reading this novel, I felt castigated and inspired. Grumbling about the state of the world suddenly wasn’t enough.

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Introduction by Jonathan Safran Foer"-Cover. The Fixer is the winner of the 1967 National Book Award for Fiction and the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Fixer (1966) is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel - one that makes manifest his roots in Russian fiction, especially that of Isaac Babel

The Fixer: A Novel (FSG Classics). Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux May 5 2004.

The Fixer: A Novel (FSG Classics).

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The Fixer is the winner of the 1967 National Book Award for Fiction and the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.The Fixer (1966) is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel -- one that makes manifest his roots in Russian fiction, especially that of Isaac Babel.

Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy. Bok leaves his village to try his luck in Kiev, and after denying his Jewish identity, finds himself working for a member of the anti-Semitic Black Hundreds Society. When the boy is found nearly drained of blood in a cave, the Black Hundreds accuse the Jews of ritual murder. Arrested and imprisoned, Bok refuses to confess to a crime that he did not commit.


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This is a fictional reconstruction of an actual case, that of Mendel Beilis, a Jew accused of ritual murder in 1911 in Czarist Russia. After two years in prison (which are painstakingly documented in the novel) he was finally brought to trial, and in the event he was acquitted. Subsequently he emigrted, first to Palestine and later to the United States, where he died. The novel itself is valuable, since it well portrays the situation of Jews in Czarist Russia (a much less positive picture than in Fiddler o the Roof,, though the musical does hint at problems with the Cossacks and others) and portrays the protagonist's admirable refusal to cop a guilty plea. But the introduction in the (paperback) copy I have by Mr. Foer fails to mention that the novel is based on an actual case, a strange lapse. Still, infinitely worth reading if one can bear it. Wikipedia has a detailed article on Mendel Beilis, and Google image provides multiple photographs of the dramatis personae.
Shakataxe
This edition is the same as the previous but with the addition of an incisive introduction by Jonathan Foer who points out that this book is a moral book which drives the reader through the force of the prose to act againt the injustice in society.

Even though The Natural might be better known because it was made into a film. This book along with with his collected short stories are true classics that will stand the test of time.

This book tackles many large questions. Yakov whose wife left him even before he was arrested has becomes an athiest because he can no longer believe in a god that allows terrible things to happen in the world. As a self educated man he finds solace in the world view of Spinoza. As a unjustly accused person he refuses to kill himseld despite the horrid condition in prison; not out of religious scruples but in order to clear his name.

But the major aspect he considers --in my opinion better than any other novel or history--is the development of Otherness and especially anti-semetism.

I do hope that people will continue to read The Fixer until there is aworld without Otherness.
Androrim
Beyond great - this is Art of the highest possible rank. Set in Russia, written in prose so clear and pretty it sings. Not terribly lengthy either, so if you want an orgasmic literary experience, _fast_ ...well. Here you go.
Malodora
I am neither Jewish or Russia and I was in my late teens when I saw the film 'The Fixer' and it haunted me ever since. Now some 50 years later imagine my delight when I was able to download it to my Kindle. My purchase was timely and during the Russian Olympics.The Introduction by Joathan Safran Foer says it better than I could. This a great book. The world was broken then (Kiev 1911) and the world is broken now. As with the film I am left questioning: Why aren' I doing anything?

The morality of the book's message sadly is applicable today...as confirmed by persecution of Russia's gay population. So, again I question: Why aren't I doing anything?
Detenta
I won't say this is the best written book I've ever read, but it's good. I won't say it has the most gripping narrative and characters, but they are enough to keep you turning the pages. The book is however one of the more enlightening into the fears, weaknesses and errors of men.
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Malamud has painted a picture of Russia in the early 20th century that is fascinating to read and hard to imagine. The hardships, cruelty and despair faced by so many people in that place at that time is hard to fathom. The Fixer's tale is similar to one created by Sartre in The Stranger. This book is a glimpse into events, policies, ideas and thinking that forged today's Russian people. I would recommend it highly to anyone.
Zololmaran
It is often difficult to read a book about bigotry and hatred. But at this particular moment in time I feel it's particularly important to do so. Malamud lays bare the meanest aspects of humanity but also the resilience of human spirit. Loved the ending.
Fascinating, harrowing and ultimately frightening. Malamud makes us face how easy it is to use race as a motive for hatred. Although the book is set in the period before the Great War the story is still relevant and important now.

We humans create enemies too easily and The Fixer shows us how easy it is and what we as a world must try to eliminate.