Cancerqueen

Landolfi, Tommaso

Published by Dial Press, 1971
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New York. 1971. Dial Press. 1st Printing. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket W/Some Tears. Translated from the Italian by Raymond Rosenthal. 276 pages. July 1971. hardcover. Jacket design by Jacqueline Schumann. keywords: Literature Translated Italy. inventory # 26892. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Tommaso Landolfi is one of Italy’s greatest writers, and this volume represents his finest work of the past ten years. Landolfi’s universe is peopled by madmen, fantasists, talking animals, robots, anguished lovers - it is funny, sometimes horrifying, and always bewitching. The title story, for instance, in the best science-fiction tradition, concerns the spaceship Cancerqueen, which whisks off to the moon a mad scientist and an equally deranged writer. But Cancerqueen herself is no model of mental health either, and in a hair-raising and riotous climax the three characters find their deserved ends. At once, ‘Cancerqueen’ parodies and extends the methods of Poe and H. G. Wells. Landolfi’s writings recall Gogol for their sharp humor, Kafka for their sense of the fantastic, Borges for stylistic wit. But Landolfi’s individuality and range have forced his critics to abandon all notions of critical categories and to designate him, simply, an original. Tommaso Landolfi was born in 1908 in the province of Frosinone, which lies between Rome and Naples. He attended the University of Florence and took a degree in Russian literature. As a young man he lived for a time in Rome and in Trieste, but afterwards spent most of the year at his home in Pico. A collection of Landolfi stories, GOGOL’S WIFE AND OTHER STORIES, was published in the United States in 1963. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket W/Some Tears. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Cancerqueen
Publisher: Dial Press
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: hardcover

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Book Description Dial Press (1971) New York, 1971. Good plus or better, light general wear. First Printing Cloth Corners slightly bumped. Lightly worn jacket with a few sm tears. Pages lightly browned. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS014158

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Book Description Dial Press, New York, 1971. hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88117071

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Landolfi, Tommaso
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Book Description Dial Press, 1971. hardcover. New York. 1971. Dial Press. 1st Printing. Black Marking Pen Mark On Front Free Endpaper, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket W/Some Tears. 276 pages. July 1971. hardcover. Tommaso Landolfi (August 9, 1908–1979) was an Italian author and translator. Born in Pico, province of Frosinone, he wrote numerous grotesque tales and novels, sometimes on the border of speculative fiction, science fiction and realism. He focused his translation efforts upon Russian and German authors such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Outside Italy, Landolfi's most known and translated work is AN AUTUMN STORY. Its story is, in more ways than one, a metaphor for an end to the old and the beginning of the new. While ghosts, terror and war dominate the landscape, and a gothic horror story is the main plot, there is nonetheless a sense that this book is a lamentation on an epoch that came to a violent end during World War II. Landolfi is also the author of a collection of stories, WORDS IN MOTION, and GOGOL’S WIFE. Tommaso Landolfi died in Rome. Jacket design by Jacqueline Schumann. keywords: 41327. inventory # 26870. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Tommaso Landolfi is one of Italy’s greatest writers, and this volume represents his finest work of the past ten years. Landolfi’s universe is peopled by madmen, fantasists, talking animals, robots, anguished lovers - it is funny, sometimes horrifying, and always bewitching. The title story, for instance, in the best science-fiction tradition, concerns the spaceship Cancerqueen, which whisks off to the moon a mad scientist and an equally deranged writer. But Cancerqueen herself is no model of mental health either, and in a hair-raising and riotous climax the three characters find their deserved ends. At once, ‘Cancerqueen’ parodies and extends the methods of Poe and H. G. Wells. Landolfi’s writings recall Gogol for their sharp humor, Kafka for their sense of the fantastic, Borges for stylistic wit. But Landolfi’s individuality and range have forced his critics to abandon all notions of critical categories and to designate him, simply, an original. Tommaso Landolfi was born in 1908 in the province of Frosinone, which lies between Rome and Naples. He attended the University of Florence and took a degree in Russian literature. As a young man he lived for a time in Rome and in Trieste, but afterwards spent most of the year at his home in Pico. A collection of Landolfi stories, GOGOL’S WIFE AND OTHER STORIES, was published in the United States in 1963. Black Marking Pen Mark On Front Free Endpaper, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket W/Some Tears. Bookseller Inventory # 26870

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Book Description The Dial Press, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: DJ. First Edition. Publisher: The Dial Press, NYC., 1971. First Edition, First Printing. FINE- hardcover book in NEAR FINE- dust-jacket. Edgewear. Small closed tear on dj's front panel. Previous owner embossed stamp on half title page. NOT remainder marked. NOT price-clipped. NOT faded. NOT a book club edition. NOT an ex-library copy. All of our books with dust-jackets are shipped in fresh, archival-safe mylar protective sleeves. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1011324

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Book Description Dial Press,, NY:, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Translated from the Italian by Raymond Rosenthal. First American printing. Previous owner's name and address on front paste-down, else very good in a very good (minor shelf wear) dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 59969

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Book Description The Dial Press, New York, 1971. Octavo, cloth. First edition in English. The second collection of Landolfi's short fiction published in English. "Landolfi's writings recall Gogol for their sharp humor, Kafka for their sense of the fantastic, Borges for stylistic wit. But Landolfi's individuality and range have forced his critics to abandon all notions of critical categories and to designate him, simply, an original." - publisher's jacket blurb. "Cancerqueen" is a novella about a mad scientist and a deranged writer marooned in ship aboard an insane sentient spaceship. Reginald 08582. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with shelf wear at spine ends and corner tips. (#140261). Bookseller Inventory # 140261

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Book Description The Dial Press, 1971, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Fine in a Near Fine jacket. 1st Printing. Bookseller Inventory # 132595

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Book Description Dial Press, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First American Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. First American Edition. Stated first printing (no later printings indicated). Clean and tight. No markings. Dust jacket has some edge wear and one small closed tear in the back. Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!. Bookseller Inventory # 0126201510

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Book Description The Dial Press, New York, 1971. Black Cloth HB. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Second book of short stories by one of Italy's greatest writers, translated by Raymond Rosenthal. Ladolfi's universe is peopled by madmen, fantasists, talking animals, robots, anguished lover---it is funny, sometimes horrifying and always bewitching. Unusual condition in that the book is tightly bound and seems hardly to have been read. No names, markings, bookplates, or similar flaws. The DJ is not price-clipped and shows very slight edgewear, primarily at the spinds ends and corners, but no chipping. An unusual collectible copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001649

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Book Description NEW YORK NY DIAL PRESS (THE) PUB 1971., 1971. F/NF. THE AUTHOR'S SECOND BOOK OF SHORT STORIES SOME WITH A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY ELEMENT/TRANSLATED BY RAYMOND ROSENTHAL D.J. HAS A TINY TEAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FRONT PANEL WITH A SMALL BIT OF ABRASIVE WEAR AT THE FRONT FORE-EDGE FOLD, AND THE CORNERS SLIGHTLY RUBBED. AN VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY. FIRST EDITION. Binding is HARDCOVER. Bookseller Inventory # 006124

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