Title: THE THIRD REICH: "THE PARIS REVIEW" SERIAL ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: The Paris Review, 2011
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 256 pages. Published in 2011. Posthumous publication of the author's unpublished novel. One of the most significant literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition that will be published by FSG at the end of 2011. There is no ISBN. Presents the first installment of Roberto Bolano's "The Third Reich" in a felicitous English translation. Following what they believe to be his wishes, the heirs of Roberto Bolano have agreed to publish his novel as a serial, in four consecutive installments of The Paris Review. Edited by Lorin Stein, the Paris Review Editor-in-Chief and Bolano's FSG editor/champion, translated by Natasha Wimmer, and brilliantly supplemented with original drawings by Leann Shapton, one of which graces the cover, the 70-page first installment of "The Third Reich" dazzles. "El Tercer Reich" was discovered among Bolano's papers in 2009. He wrote it in 1989 yet never published it in his lifetime. Why he did not will remain a mystery because it is a brilliant, "vintage-quintessential" Bolano piece. "From the first sentence, the novel bears his hallmarks. The irony, the atmosphere of erotic anxiety, the dream logic shading into nightmare, the feckless, unreliable narrator; all prefigure his later work. The young novelist must have been exhilarated, and possibly alarmed, to discover his talent so fully formed. By special arrangement with the Bolano Estate, The Paris Review will publish 'The Third Reich' in its entirety over the space of four issues, making it our first serialized novel since Harry Mathews' 'The Sinking of The Odradek Stadium' forty years ago" (Lorin Stein). In other words, the "serial novel" idea so beloved by Roberto Bolano (he talked and wrote about it repeatedly in his lifetime) is finally realized with this posthumous publication. While "The Third Reich" is reason enough to own this instant collectible, The Paris Review Issue #196 also includes other valuable work: An original piece, "Emission", by Joshua Cohen, Interviews with Ann Beattie and Janet Malcolm, a clutch of poems, and a Portfolio of original art by various contributors. An absolute "must-have" title for Roberto Bolano collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen by Roberto Bolano's great translator, Natasha Wimmer. It is also very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on his Contribution, "Emission", by Joshua Cohen. The Paris Review celebrated the Issue's release with a one-time-only signing in New York City. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERTO BOLANO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 16437
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