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Description:Near Fine in Good jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half...Near Fine in Good jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. 1975, First Edition. 184 pp. Hardcover, olive cloth. Previous owner's signature on the fly leaf; otherwise a tight, clean, Fine copy. In a Good dust jacket that has an old, stubborn 1x3-inch price sticker at the bottom of the front panel; the DJ also shows light fading/yellowing in some places.
Description:FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET. BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS...FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET. BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS ABOUT FINE WITH CREASES TO THE FLAPS AND SOME TANNING ALONG THE FORE-EDGE, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK.
Description:SIGNED. Fine bright mild green boards in like glossy dustjacket...SIGNED. Fine bright mild green boards in like glossy dustjacket with crisp bright text throughout. Affectionately inscribed and signed by the author on the half title page.
Description:INSCRIBED. 184pp. Olive green cloth covered boards with a black...INSCRIBED. 184pp. Olive green cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine. Fine/Near fine. Inscribed by the author.
Description:A few light scuffs at edges, covers slightly sunned, else...A few light scuffs at edges, covers slightly sunned, else internally clean and very bright. Very good. 8vo. pp 184. Black and white illustrated wraps. Inscribed by the author at ffep: ' To Malcolm, What else? With affection, Walter. Sept. 24. 81. Late at night and Malcolm is not in this room! '. ISBN: 0811205576.
Description:Fine dust jacket. His second book of fiction, his first major...Fine dust jacket. His second book of fiction, his first major collection of stories. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Description:Dust Jacket Photograph of a Work By Melanie Yushkevich; Dust...Dust Jacket Photograph of a Work By Melanie Yushkevich; Dust Jacket Design By Gertrude Huston. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket in Fine jacket. Review Copy. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First printing of the hardcover edition of Abish's first story collection. viii, 184pp. Gray/green cloth, black ink spine lettering, cream endpapers. Dust jacket price 9.50. SIGNED BY ABISH to half-title page. Review copy with review request slip laid-in. Book and dust jacket are in fine, unread condition [typical age-toning to endpapers]. " [Walter] Abish is known as an inventive experimentalist intent on examining the role of language in the construction of reality. He brings to his fiction the techniques of games, puzzles, cinema, pop art, and deconstructive textual subversion, as well as skepticism about the capacity of language to convey truth. These techniques create works that, as they present themselves as conceptual, self-referential, and abstract, also anatomize, satirize, and criticize contemporary social institutions and attitudes. [Abish has received] awards from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation. "-enotes. " Walter Abish, though he has published relatively late and little, projects a distinct presence in contemporary letters, in part because of the black triangular eye patch that distinguishes his photograph on book jackets. His three novels, three collections of short stories, and lone book of poems have won a number of grants and awards (a MacArthur Foundation grant, the Pen / Faulkner Award of 1981) and high praise from such disparate spirits as Harold Bloom, Richard Howard, and Wendy Lesser....These stories partook of American absurdism, à la Donald Barthelme, Guy Davenport, Robert Coover: effects of cryptic collage, hostile whimsy, and learned fancy were presented in a clipped, deadpan style. The tone served, it seemed, to insulate the writer from taking the events described too seriously. Popular culture, so amusingly appropriated in post...
Description:Near Fine in very good + jacket. 1975 Green cloth 8vo, 184pp....Near Fine in very good + jacket. 1975 Green cloth 8vo, 184pp. Near fine in VG+ dust jacket with light age toning and a small bit of shelf woil to the upper left corner. Signed/inscribed on the half title page by Abish to Greg Gatenby. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto."
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