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It’s his vision of this piss-colored parchment.
With griffins cinched near the edges of the frame.
In April 2014, art director Charlotte Strick and typographer Jude Landry gave FSG’s Bernard Malamud library a sharp makeover on the occasion of Malamud’s centenary. Here we reveal the new, soon-to-be-classic covers for the first time, and Charlotte and Jude discuss the ins and outs giving a new look to a true icon of twentieth-century American literature.
Bernard Malamud was thirty-eight years old when he published The Natural (1952), his antiheroic tale about a baseball player whose ambitions and desires are constantly thwarted, and one can’t help wonder how much of the story reflects the author’s own frustrations.