Title: THE SOUTH: A NOVEL - Rare Fine Copy of The ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Viking Press, 1991
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 238 pages. Published in 1991. The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the greatest literary debuts of the last decade of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in hardcover and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The 1990 First British Edition was a softcover original only. The First Hardcover Edition is now rare. Presents Colm Toibin's "The South". His sensational debut. The title refers to Spain, which Northern Irish like the celebrated journalist Colm Toibin refer to as The South. "A strong and moving work about the hard truths of changing one's life. Colm Toibin, like his characters, never says too much and never lets us grow too uncomfortable. A grand achievement" (Don DeLillo). Very few journalists, especially very successful ones as the young Toibin was, make the transition from journalism to literature. There is a long list of genre writers ("journalist-turned-thriller writer" is an honorable career change) but only a handful of "journalist-turned-literary artist". Colm Toibin is one of these blessed few, and we have been blessed with his exquisite prose for more than twenty years now. An absolute "must-have" edition for Colm Toibin collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen in the title page by Colm Toibin. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is a great book. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online have serious flaws or are remainder-marked. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COLM TOIBIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0670838705. Bookseller Inventory # 16319
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