"Irony and Self in Bernard Malamud's 'Angel Levine'"

Szlukovényi, Katalin
November 2011
Americana: E-journal of American Studies in Hungary;2011, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p16
The article analyzes the subject of "irony" and "self" in Bernard Malamud's short story, "Angel Levine." The story is about a Jewish tailor whose wife is fatally ill and only miracle could help. A young black man comes to the tailor and claims himself to be "a bona fide angel of God." The story is a precise paraphrase of Job's parable.


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