Green cloth, gold stamped lettering on spine is dimmed & partly rubbed, sun faded edges, unclipped dj darkened, heavily chipped top side with 3 small traingles missing, in mylar. Copyright states first edition, tipped in p. 231-232 with corrected last line indicating a later state. Clean contents, strudy binding, endpapers lightly toned, author's inscription ffep.: 'For katherine and Michael in enduring friendship Bern.'. Bookseller Inventory #
Dubin's Lives is a compassionate and wry commedia, a book praised by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in the New York Times as Malamud's "best novel since The Assistant. Possibly, it is the best he has written of all."
Its protagonist is one of Malamud's finest characters; prize-winning biographer William Dubin, who learns from lives, or thinks he does: those he writes, those he shares, the life he lives. Now in his later middle age, he seeks his own secret self, and the obsession of biography is supplanted by the obsession of love?love for a woman half is age, who has sought an understanding of her life through his books. Dubin's Lives is a rich, subtle novel, as well as a moving tale of love and marriage.
About the Author: Bernard Malamud (1914?1986) wrote eight novels; he won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Fixer, and the National Book Award for The Magic Barrel, a book of stories. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he taught for many years at Bennington College in Vermont.
Title: Dubin's Lives
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux January 1979
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Very Good -
Edition: First Printing.
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP84657221
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2617558239
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9093001
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2753707642
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0374144141I3N10
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0374144141I5N00
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in acceptable condition. First edition, second printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 422039908
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Book Condition: Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # P05B-wmha1715
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Book Condition: Good. . Acceptable dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # N26H-00435
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002579912