A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian and as serious as it is possible to be without accidentally writing a religious text. He can do anything with a piece of prose, and it is a humbling experience to see him go to work on what has passed up till now as "modern fiction". He's so modern he's in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us. ...
A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian and as serious as it is possible to be without accidentally writing a religious text. He can do anything with a piece of prose, and it is a humbling experience to see him go to work on what has passed up till now as "modern fiction". He's so modern he's in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us. Goddamn him' Zadie Smith The mysterious disappearance of her great- grandmother and twenty-five other elderly inmates from a Shaker Heights nursing home has left Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman emotionally stranded on the edge of the Great Ohio Desert. But that is simply one problem of many for the hapless switchboard operator, seriously compounded by her ongoing affair with boss Rick Vigorous; the TV stardom of her talking cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler; and other minor catastrophes that threaten to elevate Lenore's search for love and self-detemination to new heights of spasmodic weirdness.
Good in Good jacket. 8vo Ex-library copy with blacked out stamps on all exterior edges of text block. FFEP has majority of damage from where the library check out card, envelope, and bar code sticker were ripped out. Title page is marked twice with a black withdrawn sticker. Rear end paper has two date stamps and a circular black mark drawn in sharpie. Jacket itself is in pretty good condition although glued to the book inside its mylar cover. A few small blemishes and a little yellowing to the inside flaps. Bottom flap corners are also each just a little bumped and damaged from where it is not covered by mylar. Text block of the book is toned around the edges, but otherwise clean besides library markings. Binding is tight and square, but board edges have a little (glue? ) soiling along the bottom. Had this copy come to me without any library markings or withdrawal damage I would have been very happy, that being said I am still pretty pleased with the state of this one.
Good. 0670812307 Good++ in a Good++ dust jacket; Hardcover; First Edition; Very clean and attractive former library copy with minimal library markings; Jacket is excellent with no marks or tears, and has not been price-clipped, but has a library label to the base of spine area (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Boards are very clean with minor edgewear; Unblemished textblock edges; Last endpaper has been cleanly removed; New blue paste-downs added inside the front and back covers; Ink stamp to the title page, otherwise no library markings to the interior; Text pages are excellent and unmarked; Good binding, but with a couple of creases to the spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5 9.75 tall); Tan and white dust jacket with title in black lettering; 1987, The Vikiing Press; 467 pages; "The Broom of the System, " by David Foster Wallace.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0-670-81230-7. SIGNED by David Foster Wallace & dated in 1996 on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket. (Inevitable toning to cheap paper stock utilized by publisher. ) 1300 copies printed. Author's FIRST book. (B); 8vo 8"-9" tall; 487 pages.
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