In Bernard Malamud’s short story "The Mourners", two old Jews, a landlord and tenant battling over a cheap apartment, are transformed from arch-enemies into companions in grief, as their common sorrows suddenly transcend their bitter antagonism.
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“The love, the feeling, the human perception emerge from the saying, andone is left with an experience”, Saturday Review, (John Ciardi)
“ Bernard Malamud’s excerpt is a touching vignette about an old man being evicted from his room” (Library Journal)
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