Very Good in Collectible: Very Good jacket. 8 3/4 by 5 1/2", 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Dust jacket: Very light rubbing. Not price clipped. Book: Black boards w/silver imprint on spine. Tight binding. Clean interior, store sticker inside front board, no markings.
Very good in very good dust jacket. First Edition. First edition. Jacket is present with just a touch of shelfwear to the edges-very minimal. Price on jacket flap is not clipped. Text clean and unmarked. We try to note every flaw we can find, and we are quite picky, so buy with confidence! 100% guaranteed!
Very Good in used and price-clipped dustwrapper, a few slight edge nicks. Cloth, 8vo, 183 pp. "After his excursion into the writing of novels with The Dead Father, Barthelme returns to the genre for which he is most celebrated: the short story. His mastery is displayed as richly as ever in this latest collection as, with deadpan wit and the subtlest mockery, he traverses society and manners, quietly upsetting our notions of behaviour and logic. One story begins: 'Some of us had been threatening our friend Colby for a long time, because of the way he had been behaving. And now he'd gone too far, so we decided to hang him. ' Mrs Davis in 'At the End of the Mechanical Age' reveals that the institution of marriage is deeply enmeshed in the laws of mechanics. In 'Rebecca', a poignant tale of a lesbian relationship, a note of tenderness sounds throughout. With these twenty superb stories, Barthelme shows us again that he is not just a great modern stylist but a great contemporary writer."-from the blurb.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.