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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
1982
Village Voice
essay attacking the veracity of Kosinski’s com­
positional methods.
L u p a c k , B a r b a r a T e p a .
Plays of Passion, Games of Chance: Jerzy Kosinski
and His Fiction.
Bristol: Wyndham Hall, 1988. 281 p.
Notes on Contemporary Literature: Jerzy Kosinski.
March 1989.
The journal’s entire issue is devoted to the works of Kosinski.
S h e rw i n , B y r o n L .
Jerzy Kosinski: Literary Alarm Clock.
Chicago: Cabala
Press, 1981. 69 p.
Much biographical documentation presented along with brief
analyses of Kosinski’s works up to
Pinball.
Bibliography has pri­
mary and secondary sources.
Norman Mailer
B e g i e b i n g , R o b e r t .
Acts of Regeneration: Allegory and Archetype in the
works of Norman Mailer.
Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1980. 209 p.
Discussion of Mailer as successful allegorist rather than failed
realist. Includes the non-fiction novels such as
Armies of the Night
and
Executioners Song.
L e n n o n ,
J .
M i c h a e l ,
ed.
Conversations with Norman Mailer.
Jackson: UP
of Mississippi, 1988. 396 p.
Thirty-four interviews with the author by critics such as William
F. Buckley, J r . , Michiko Kakutani, Robert Begiebing, and Vincent
Canby, including several in which Mailer interviews himself.
Bernard Malamud
A l t e r , I s h a .
The Good Man’s Dilemma: Social Criticism in the Fiction of
Bernard Malamud.
New York: AMS Press, 1981. 214 p.
General discussion of the fiction through
Dubin’s Lives.
Explo­
ration of how protagonists from Roy Hobbes to Dubin have to
discover “painfully, what constitutes a worthy, ethically satisfying
life.”
H e r s h i n o w , S h e l d o n J .
Bernard Malamud.
New York: Frederick
Ungar, 1980. 165 p.
The writer as moral activist. General discussion of Malamud’s
fiction with focus on theme of human values, rather than physical
circumstances, giving meaning to life.
S a l z b e r g , J o e l .
Bernard Malamud: A Reference Guide.
Boston: G.K. Hall,
1985. 211 p.