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Publisher's Summary

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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©1958 Bernard Malamud (P)1963 Calliope Author Readings

Critic Reviews

“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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