1st Printing. Signed. 156 pages. Published in 1991. Rare Bernard Malamud collectible set. Copy of "Conversations With Bernard Malamud" and Typewritten Letter Signed (TLS) on Aerogramme Mail. "Conversations With Bernard Malamud": The author's collection of interviews. Published in an extremely small and limited print run of 500 copies by a University Press as part of the now-legendary "Literary Conversations" Series. This First Hardcover Edition was sold to public libraries only and was never reissued. Should not be confused with the much more common Softcover Edition. Presents, in the most collectible format, possible a representative selection of interviews conducted by various writers, journalists, and scholars with the author. Gives a rich, complex, and lively overview of both the life and mind of one of America's most important writers. Presented in chronological order, the interviews cumulatively amount to an absorbing account of one of the greatest literary journeys of the 20th century, which is the explicit intention of the publisher with each writer who is included in the Series. "The story will be with us as long as Man is. You know that because of its effect on children. It's through story they realize that mystery won't kill them. Through story they learn they have a future" (Bernard Malamud). The accompanying letter is addressed to Dusty Sklar, an accomplished writer/interviewer in her own right. Sklar interviewed many of the major American writers of the 20th century for a project similar to the "Literary Conversations Series". Legendary figures in Bennington College, where Bernard Malamud ran the Writing Program that produced some of the finest writers today, the Malamuds maintained a literary salon, where many of the most important and influential writers of the 20th century gathered and met. Full text of the Letter follows: "March 12, 1978 Dear Ms. Sklar: My husband has asked me to thank you for quoting him in the March Bookviews. He regrets he knows no one who may be in a position to review your book. The book sounds rather interesting. Thoreau and Emerson, he says, are exemplary characters, or figures. Yours sincerely, Mrs. Bernard Malamud". She signed her name in blue pen as Ann Malamud. Every opinion expressed in the letter is a message from the writer and Ann Malamud's devotion to her reclusive husband was well-known. An absolute "must-have" collectible set for Bernard Malamud collectors. This title is a great collection. As far as we know, this is the only such set available online and has no flaws, pristine beauties. A rare set thus. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A flawless set. (SEE ALSO OTHER "LITERARY CONVERSATIONS SERIES" TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0878054898. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: CONVERSATIONS WITH BERNARD MALAMUD: LITERARY...
Publisher: Jackson, MS: University Press Of Mississippi
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Edition: 1st Edition.
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Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi (Txt), 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light rubbing to dj. Binding is tight and sturdy; boards and text also very good. Bookseller Inventory # 164690
Book Description Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1991, Jackson, MS, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First Edition. As new in dust wrapper. No markings of any sort. Bookseller Inventory # 001098
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi (Txt), 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0878054898
Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 1991. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st Edition. Jackson and London. 1991. University Press of Mississippi. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 156 pages. hardcover. 0878054898. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 10274. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Bernard Malamud gave his first interview in 1958, his last in 1986. During the intervening twenty-eight years he was formally interviewed at least forty times. This book collects twenty-eight of the best interviews, ranging from brief conversations with journalists to more extended and leisurely conversations with academics and writers. Usually a reluctant subject, Malamud could be enticed into forceful and revealing talk about subjects ranging from his own formative years and writing habits, to his notions about Jewishness, morality, love, sexuality, and the state of the world. Winner of two National Book Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, this universally praised author of THE MAGIC BARREL, THE FIXER, THE NATURAL, and many stories that are acclaimed among the masterpieces of American fiction appears in these interviews quite appropriately as an artist devoted more to his work than to discussing it. Yet the reader of this book will savor and be enriched by every expression. Virtually none of the conversations in this collection have been reprinted previously. Two pieces (Salzburg, 1983, and ĎRemembrance of Malamudí are published for the first time. This collection includes interviews in which Malamud gives a commentary on each of his novels and on many of his short stories. What emerges from these encounters with this great author is a sense of Malamudís deep, lifetime commitment to his art and to a seriousness of purpose. These make this a book on the nature of the writing life and the process by which the imagination transforms experience into art. Though there is very little domestic detail or literary gossip in Malamudís conversations, these interviews reveal the essence of a great writer that the multitudes of readers inspired by his books crave to find and retain. Bookseller Inventory # 10274
Book Description Univ Pr Of Mississippi, 1991. Hardcover. 156pp Near new condition, covers bright, text clean & binding tight / bright & crisp dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 199255
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Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi (Txt), U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bright, tight and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 035885
Book Description University Press of Mississipp, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020878054898