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The Big Hunger: Stories 1932-1959

Fante, John; Cooper, Stephen (editor)

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ISBN 10: 1574231200 / ISBN 13: 9781574231205
Published by Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, California, 2000
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Fine trade paperback copy of "The Big Hunger: Stories 1932-1959" by John Fante and edited by Stephen Cooper. 1st edition / 1st printing. The trade paperback edition is a true first, which was published at the same time as two different, very limited edition hardcovers. Colophon present. Title page multi-colored. Tight and clean. Well taken care of. Fante was not very well known in his time but rediscovered later. Bukowski called him his "god". Enjoy this fascinating author! For Sale. Bookseller Inventory # 2032

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Title: The Big Hunger: Stories 1932-1959

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, California

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Published here for the first time, this text presents a collection of recently-discovered stories by John Fante.

About the Author:

John Fante began writing in 1929 and published his first short story in 1932. His first novel, Wait Until Spring, Bandini, was published in 1938 and was the first of his Arturo Bandini series of novels, which also include The Road to Los Angeles and Ask the Dust. A prolific screenwriter, he was stricken with diabetes in 1955. Complications from the disease brought about his blindness in 1978 and, within two years, the amputation of both legs. He continued to write by dictation to his wife, Joyce, and published Dreams from Bunker Hill, the final installment of the Arturo Bandini series, in 1982. He died on May 8, 1983, at the age of seventy-four.

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