Rembrandt's Hat

By: Malamud, Bernard

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Book Condition: Very Good

First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned with two light creases on front flap. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of 8 stories. 'Compact, skillfully executed, uniquely human... Malamud magically transposes brief, finite units of experience into the most imaginative and readable art.' -- Washington Post Book World CONTENTS: The Silver Crown; Man in the Drawer; The Letter; In Retirement; Rembrandt's Hat; Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party; My Son the Murderer; Talking Horse. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 - March 18, 1986) was an American writer. Malamud was born in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish family. He is most renowned for his short stories, oblique allegories often set in a dreamlike urban ghetto of immigrant Jews. His prose, like his settings, is an artful pastiche of Yiddish-English locutions, punctuated by sudden lyricism. On Malamud's death, Philip Roth wrote: A man of stern morality, [Malamud was driven by] a need to consider long and seriously every last demand of an overtaxed, overtaxing conscience torturously exacerbated by the pathos of human need unabated. (Malamud's friend and editor Robert Giroux later disputed that Malamud's morality was ever stern.) The Fixer, his best-known novel, won the National Book Award in 1966 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Malamud's novel The Natural was made into a movie starring Robert Redford (described by the film writer David Thomson as poor baseball and worse Malamud). Among his other novels were The Assistant, set in a Jewish grocery store in New York and drawing on Malamud's own childhood, Dubin's Lives, a powerful evocation of middle age which uses biography to re-create the narrative richness of its protagonists' lives, and The Tenants an arguably meta-narrative on Malamud's own writing and creative struggles, which, set in New York deals with racial issues and the emergence of black / African American literature in the American '70s landscape. His daughter, Janna Malamud Smith, relates her memories of her father in her memoir, My Father is a Book. -- Wikipedia

Title: Rembrandt's Hat

Author: Malamud, Bernard

Categories: Contemporary, American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1973

ISBN Number: 0374249091

ISBN Number 13: 9780374249090

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2273033