AMERICA AMERICA - Scarce Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Ethan Canin
1st Printing. Signed. 465 pages. Published in 2008. The author's fifth novel. 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 Ethan Canin's "America America". His Gatsby-esque novel. "A powerful lament that haunts us like a latter-day ghost of 'The Great Gatsby'. Like Gatsby, it deals with an orgiastic rupture in the American dream. If F. Scott Fitzgerald anatomized The Jazz Age and delivered its own corrupt and luscious poetry, Canin gives us a poisoned lullaby of the Nixon era. The entire novel seems to take place 'behind a window of warped black glass'. This is the great strength of the writing. The language is often supple, can leap from impressionistic poetry to a coroner's report, and can whiplash through time, from the 1970's to 2006, when [the protagonist] has become the publisher of a small independent newspaper. A splendid novel" (Jerome Charyn). Indisputably Ethan Canin's most ambitious novel, harking back to and prompting comparisons with no less than F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby", and thereby dividing critics and readers alike. An absolute "must-have" title for Ethan Canin collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Ethan Canin. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". One of the finest American writers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ETHAN CANIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1615554289. Bookseller Inventory # 16037
Title: AMERICA AMERICA - Scarce Fine Copy of The ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Random House, 2008
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
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