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This memoir, set in Troy, New York, during the Great Depression of the 1930s and is a classic rite-of-passage tale. Selzer was the son of two strong ...Show synopsisThis memoir, set in Troy, New York, during the Great Depression of the 1930s and is a classic rite-of-passage tale. Selzer was the son of two strong-willed parents, both of whom tried to shape their son to their own desires and ends. His father, the doctor, wanted his son to be a physician and to follow in his footsteps. His mother, a singer, wanted her son to become a writer. Richard struggled to choose as his emotions were buffeted by his parents and their persuasive and subtle argumentation.Hide synopsis
Description:Near fine in 1/4 white cloth and paper covered boards with a red...Near fine in 1/4 white cloth and paper covered boards with a red remainder dot on the bottom edge. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author, both a surgeon and writer, returns to his hometown in upstate New York to recount his coming of age.
Description:Near Fine in Very Good-dust jacket. Binding and contents are...Near Fine in Very Good-dust jacket. Binding and contents are almost as new. Minor wear to top and bottom of DJ's spine, otherwise DJ is almost as new.; White cloth spine, bright gold lettering. Illustrated endpapers. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Selzer's vivid and stirring memoir tells true stories of passion and affliction, his father wanted him to become a skurgeon; his mother wantedhim to become a writer. He became both. In his return to Troy a half century after the fact, Selzer evokes the flavor of the times and the character of his city, and, not incidentally, reveals how it happend that one Trojan grew up to become both a doctor and a writer.; 9-1/2" X 5-1/4"; 300 pages.
Description:Back end paper scuff, remainder dot bottom edge, near fine; dust...Back end paper scuff, remainder dot bottom edge, near fine; dust jacket light edge wear, very good. 300 pp. Illustrated end papers, blue boards/white cloth; 1st printing.
Description:Very Good-/Very Good hard cover. 8vo, boards, 300pp. edgewear,...Very Good-/Very Good hard cover. 8vo, boards, 300pp. edgewear, scratches, dust jacket. bit cocked. clean and tight text. health.
Description:Very Good/Very Good hard cover. 8vo, boards, 300pp. edgewear,...Very Good/Very Good hard cover. 8vo, boards, 300pp. edgewear, scrapes, dust jacket. bit of cock spine, corners bumped footedge, cover. clean and tight text. health.
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