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Bernard Malamud, renowned as a novelist, was also highly acclaimed as a writer of short stories. He himself wrote: 'Short stories, perhaps better than other forms of fiction, point up the haste and heaviness of the odds against us, and our million daily miraculous escapes from the worst of fates and the best of insights.' The magic in Malamud's stories is once again evident in Idiots First, both in the strange fantasy of a story like 'The Jewbird' or the title story 'Idiots First' and in the deeply moving realism of 'The ...

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Idiots First
1986, Farrar Straus Giroux

ISBN-13: 9780374520106

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Idiots First
1980, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701124540

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Idiots First
1975, Pocket Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780671788100

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Idiots First
1969, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140024876

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Idiots First
1963, Farrar Straus Giroux

ISBN-13: 9780374174200

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