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"The First Seven Years"

I love this short story by Bernard Malamud, which Library of America is featuring as its Story of the Week. For some reason I've never read Malamud (not even The Natural - seeing the bombastically mythical Robert Redford movie probably drove me away from that novel), but now I'm thinking I really should. Any recommendations would be greatly welcomed.

January 27, 2014 in Books | Permalink


I've not read The Natural, but I understand the ending is exactly the opposite of the movie.

Posted by: Paul at Jan 27, 2014 9:41:57 AM

Typical Hollywood. Knowing this better predisposes me toward the book, but I still think there are others of his I'll read first.

Posted by: Pete at Jan 30, 2014 11:36:16 AM