My Father is a Book

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My Father is a Book

A Memoir of Bernard Malamud

By Janna Malamud Smith

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780618872633, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

Description

Bernard Malamud -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such acclaimed works as The Fixer, The Natural, and The Assistant, peer to Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, and an enduring literary influence -- was a very private man. In this candid, loving, and beautifully written memoir, Malamud’s daughter explores her renowned father's life and literary legacy, drawing from her own memories as well as from her father’s letters and journals. An indispensable companion to Bernard Malamud's fiction, My Father Is a Book offers unique insight into the relationship between an author's life and art.