Title: TWICE BLESSED - Rare Fine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 269 pages. Published in 1992. The author's second novel. One of Ninotchka Rosca's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Ninotchka Rosca's "Twice Blessed". "Has the magical feel of novels by the Latin-American Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez" (Publishers Weekly). Ninotchka Rosca's influences are more diverse, and her literary idol/father-figure is (by her own admission) Vladimir Nabokov rather than Garcia Marquez. Among Filipino-American writers, she is, stylistically and formally, the most ambitious. Ninotchka Rosca's concern as a novelist is the relation between the individual, his right to a private life and destiny, and the inescapable, often brutal, and near-Darwinian determinism of history, or the great Nabokovian theme. An absolute "must-have" title for Ninotchka Rosca collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, placed, dated (in the month and year of publication), and inscribed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by the author: Feb. 21, 1992 For Jack: With great appreciation for your support of and work for POC's of my country Ninotchka Rosca New York". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient, personally known to the author, is an American human-rights activist working specifically on behalf of prisoners of conscience in the Philippines. 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. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NINOTCHKA ROSCA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0393030911. Bookseller Inventory # 19301
Synopsis: Born to an impoverished warlord clan, twins Hector and Katerina come to dominate the Phillipines through their political and social maneuvering.
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