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Rembrandt's Hat

Bernard Malamud

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This collection of short stories by Bernard Malamud includes: The Silver CrownMan in the DrawerThe LetterIn RetirementRembrandt's HatNotes from a Lady at a Dinner PartyMy Son the MurdererTalking Horse

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Rembrandt's Hat
The Silver CrownGANS, the father, lay dying in a hospital bed. Different doctors said different things, held different theories. There was talk of an exploratory operation but they thought it might kill him. One doctor said cancer."Of the heart," the old man said bitterly."It wouldn't be impossible."The young Gans, Albert, a high school biology teacher, in the afternoons walked the streets in sorrow. What can anybody do about cancer? His soles wore thin with walking.He was easily irritated; angered by the war, atom bomb, pollution, death, obviously the strain of worrying about
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"Each [story] is touched ... by a wistful and ironic humor and beautifully bold fantasy.... What Malamud masterfully brings out in each story is the concrete demand, the absorbing reality, of the impossible wish."
--The New York Times

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Bernard Malamud

  • Bernard Malamud (1914-86) wrote eight novels; he won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for The Fixer, and the National Book Award for The Magic Barrel, a collection of stories. Born in Brooklyn, he taught for many years at Bennington College in Vermont.
  • Bernard Malamud Copyright Seymour Linden
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Rembrandt's Hat

Bernard Malamud

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