“ONE OF THE FINEST CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN WRITERS”: FIRST EDITION OF THE TENANTS, INSCRIBED BY MALAMUD
MALAMUD, Bernard. The Tenants. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, (1971). Octavo, original orange cloth, original dust jacket. $450.
First edition of Malamud’s powerful urban novel, inscribed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, “To Pat Irving, for indulgence and kindness—Bernard Malamud,” in original dust jacket.
Bernard Malamud, “considered by many critics to be one of the finest contemporary American writers… won two National Book Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for his chronicles of human struggle” (New York Times). To critic Aleksandar Hemon, Malamud’s novel, “The Tenants, marks a turning point in the history of American letters.” This is a work that “stands as a prophetic parable of our tenancy in this world, and as a plea ‘for the invention of choices to outwit tragedy” (Vinson, 878). With “First printing” on copyright page; in first-issue orange cloth binding. Yaakov & Greenfieldt, 426.
Book fine; light slight edge-wear to near-fine dust jacket.