Huck Finn

scrittori e scritture; libri e riviste; racconti e raccontati

15.11.01

The Return of the Schlemiel The Return of the Schlemiel - By WALTER GOODMAN - Malamud's magic barrel of schnorrers and schleppers is re-tapped in his collected stories.
Bernard Malamud's magic barrel overflows with schnorrers and schleppers, hustlers and gulls, down-at-the-heel rabbis and down-in-the-mouth students, the lovelorn and love-sick, betrayers and betrayed, writers short on cash and painters mad with longing. Most are Jews, bent under their packs of conscience whether in wanderings without end or in conditions without escape. A memorable few are wonderworkers, even if they mostly carry smoked fish in their beat-up briefcases...