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The Fixer - Bernard Malamud, Jonathan Safran Foer
The Fixer
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374529383 (0374529388)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
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Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
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Yakov Bok is non-religious and apolitical. He simply wants a better life. He is slightly bitter that life gives him lemons but no sugar to make lemonade but that does not keep him from trying to improve. He reads Spinoza to educate himself and moves to Kiev to start a better life. He is a repairman ...
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4.0 The Fixer: A Novel
THE FIXERSummer 2012TBR Busting 2012paperone pennypub 1966historical fictionRussia> Kiev> Jews> anti-semiticism> protocols of zionAfter Japanese/Russian war and leading up to Revolution Pulitzer prize for fictionMessianic symbolismOpening: From the small crossed window of his room above the stable i...
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3.0 The Fixer: A Novel
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