Title: THE CABIN: REMINISCENCE AND DIVERSIONS - ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Turtle Bay Books/Random House, 1992
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 157 pages. Published in 1992. The author's fourth collection of essays. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents David Mamet's "The Cabin". Wonderfully and disarmingly autobiographical pieces. This "pleasurable amalgam of travelogue and reminiscence explores Mamet's early years in Chicago and New York, and his current life as a successful playwright". David Mamet mines his "Jewishness" with genuine pathos. As he relives the "scenes" in his life, the care he takes in describing places and people is incomparable. Anyone who thinks that the truth is in the details will soon realize that remembering, digressing and reminiscing are the most noble acts of the writer's imagination. An absolute "must-have" title for David Mamet collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, dated, and inscribed in blue ink-pen on the title page: "Best wishes, David Mamet Three Lives & Co. NYC, January 1993". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. There is no recipient named. Three Lives & Company is the legendary independent bookstore that many writers, Mamet included, regarded as a second home. Michael Cunningham describes it in "The Hours" as "a sanctuary, the center of the civilized universe". Jonathan Franzen used a photograph of the bookstore as the cover for his essay collection, "How To Be Alone". This title is a late-modern classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Mamet is a prolific writer, but only an occasional signer who does not tour to promote his books. Signed copies of his books are scarce. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Drama Critic's Circle Award and the Obie Award. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVID MAMET TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0679415580. Bookseller Inventory # 8801
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