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Abramson, Edward A. Bernard Malamud Revisited. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993. This booklet evaluates Malamud's vision in relation to his work as a whole, which was impossible when Richman's book for Twayne's American Authors was published in 1966. The work contains a judicious critique of all of Malamud's works and a good bibliography.

Alter, Iska. "The Good Man's Dilemma:

Social Criticism in the Fiction of Bernard Malamud." In AMS Studies in Modern Literature, vol. 5. New York: AMS Press, 1981. Alter offers a convincing critique of American materialism in his analysis of The Assistant.

Chense, Alan, and Nicholas Delbanen. Talking Horses: Malamud on Life and Works.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. This book contains interviews with Malamud and essays written by him during his career. It also includes "A Note to My Norwegian Readers on The Assistant" and explains his method of writing.

Field, Leslie, and Joyce W. Field. Bernard Malamud...

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