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1 Malamud, Bernard The Magic Barrel
Philadelphia The Jewish Publication Society 1958 First Edition Hard Cover 
(1958). Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Gray cloth over lilac-colored boards. The spine is stamped in purple and yellow; the decorative front panel in the same. Octavo. 214pps. Stated First Printing. A previous owner's name is neatly penned on the ffep., otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is sunned at the spine and the folds and has faint touches of crinkling at the top of each flap; no chips, no tears. The original price (3.75) is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of Malamud's first book of short stories.

"Bernard Malamud's first book of short stories, 'The Magic Barrel,' has been recognized as a classic from the time it was published in 1959. The stories are set in New York and in Italy (where Malamud's alter ego, the struggleing New York Jewish Painter Arthur Fidelman, roams amid the ruins of old Europe in search of his artistic patrimony); they tell of egg candlers and shoemakers, matchmakers, and rabbis, in a voice that blends vigorous urban realism, Yiddish idiom, and a dash of artistic magic."

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Price: 150.00 USD
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