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March 18, 2009

18 March 1986: American author Bernard Malamud passed away at the age of 71.  His best known novel, The Natural, was made into a film featuring Robert Redford in 1984.   Malamud, along with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, was one of the great American Jewish voices of the 20th century.  During his career, Malamud published seven novels and several collections of short stories including The Magic Barrel.

Today is also John Updike’s birthday.  Having written about him recently, I decided to go with Malamud. Nevertheless, happy birthday Mr. Updike–you’re missed.

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