SIGNED BY BERNARD MALAMUD, FIRST EDITION OF PICTURES OF FIDELMAN
MALAMUD, Bernard. Pictures of Fidelman. An Exhibition. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1969). Octavo, original half pink cloth, original dust jacket. $600.
First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s work about the misadventures of a Jewish American painter in Italy, signed by Malamud.
To Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud explored the very core of “what it is to be human, and to be humane… Considered by many critics to be one of the finest contemporary American writers… [Malamud] once described himself as a chronicler of ‘simple people struggling to make their lives better in a world of bad luck” (New York Times). Malamud’s Pictures of Fidelman follows the tumultuous adventures of a Jewish American painter in Italy in six thematically linked tales. See Kosofsky A40.
A fine signed copy.