A Glimpse of Malamud

Philip Davis, Janet Suzman

02/03/2008 11:15 am
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This is the classic story of a Brooklyn Jewish boy, the child of immigrants, who turned himself into one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Philip Davis has written the first-ever biography of Bernard Malamud who died in 1986 and has suffered a certain neglect since then. In this celebratory event, designed to mark Malamud’s revival, Davis told the story of the life and work, accompanied by powerful readings given by the distinguished actress, Janet Suzman.

Philip Davis

Philip Davis’ publications include Memory and Writing: from Wordsworth to Lawrence; Sudden Shakespeare and Shakespeare Thinking; a book on Samuel Johnson, In Mind of Johnson; Volume 8 in the new Oxford English Literary History Series, The Victorians 1830-1880. He has also edited a selection of Ruskin’s writings and an anthology of religious verse. Philip Davis is editor of The Reader magazine.

Janet Suzman


Oscar Nominated Janet Suzman DBE has played most of Shakespeare’s women, has starred in a wide range of classical and modern drama onstage and on TV, has appeared in some notable films, has worked as a director both here and in South Africa land of her birth, and is happy to know and admire David Piemer.