By Bernard Malamud
"An missed masterpiece. it may well nonetheless be undervalued as Malamud's funniest and such a lot embracing novel." —Jonathan Lethem
In a brand new existence, Bernard Malamud—generally considered a especially long island writer—took at the American fantasy of the West as a spot of private reinvention.
When Sy Levin, a highschool instructor beset by means of alcohol and undesirable judgements, leaves town for the Pacific Northwest to begin over, it's no shock that he conjures a imaginative and prescient of the extreme new existence looking ahead to him there: "He imagined the pioneers in lined wagons coming into this valley for the 1st time. even supposing he had lived little in nature Levin had continuously enjoyed it, and the experience of getting performed the best factor in leaving long island used to be renewed in him." quickly after his arrival at Cascadia collage, although, Levin realizes he has been taken in through a mirage. The mess ups pile up anew, and Levin, fired from his submit, unearths himself again the place he began and little the wiser for it.
A New Life—as Jonathan Lethem's creation makes clear—is Malamud at his most sensible: along with his trust in success and new beginnings Sy Levin embodies the thwarted craving for transcendence that's on the center of all Malamud's paintings.
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