Signed and inscribed by the author directly to the first end-page. The book appears unread and is fine, in full black cloth covered boards. The dust jacket -- now protected by a removable Brodart archival cover -- is easily near fine, with only a slight bit of shelfwear. A beautiful collectible copy and a relatively scarce Barthelme item that is anything more than flatsigned; from the esteemed modern first collection of Joy Kritzer. I ship all of my books bubble-wrapped in sturdy, very well-padded boxes, so they are guaranteed to arrive in the exact same condition as when they left. Please feel free to email with any questions/offers/trades and thank you for supporting small independent booksellers everywhere. Bookseller Inventory #
“There is nothing unusual about the foot, except that it is seven meters high.” Nineteen people are dragging, by means of a cable, an immense carcass through the countryside. The carcass is that of the Dead Father, a half-dead, half-alive, part-mechanical, wise, vain, powerful being who still has hopes for himself, although he is, effectively, dead. Thomas, Julie, Edmund, Emma, and the others variously insult, placate, cater to, and defend the Dead Father as the procession moves through the country of the Wends, the territory of the Great Father Serpent, and a variety of encounters and explorations toward its mysterious goal.
In the austere, extraordinary prose that strongly influenced a generation of fiction writers, Donald Barthelme offered in The Dead Father a glimpse into his unique fictional universe: a many-shaded landscape of first and last things, striking, comic, manic, inevitable.
About the Author: Donald Barthelme was one of the most influential American novelists of the 1970s and 1980s, bringing a unique postmodern voice to his novels, short stories and essays. He died in 1989.
Title: The Dead Father (Signed/Inscribed First ...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Farrar, Straus, and Giroux NY nd (1975), 1975. 174pp. 8vo Black cloth First printing Ex-library, cracked front hinge reglued, else VG/VG dj (rubbed, lightly soiled, small tears) 0-374-13535-5. Bookseller Inventory # 25021104
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. Hard bound in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows some wear, otherwise in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 42178
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Paperback. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. 1975 - Hardback with dustjacket. Book is in very good condition.Book has light rubbing to edges, light rubbing. Dustjacket has minor shelf wear. Archival Protector. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU- 6937452. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-6937452
Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. A tight, clean copy with a few fox marks to fore edges. DJ in a protective mylar cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004872
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1975. hardcover. New York. 1975. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st Printing. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 177 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Ruth Ansel. ISBN: 0374135355. inventory # 28504. FROM THE PUBLISHER - THE DEAD FATHER is a gargantuan half-dead, half-alive, part mechanical, wise, vain, powerful being who still has hopes for himself--even while he is being dragged by means of a cable toward a mysterious goal. In this extraordinary novel, marked by the imaginative use of language that influenced a generation of fiction writers, Donald Barthelme offered a glimpse into his fictional universe. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # z28504
Book Description 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This is the first edition, jacket and book are like new. Bookseller Inventory # LFE0253
Book Description FS&G, 1975. Hard Cover. First Edition. 1st printing. DJ has wrinkling. VG+/VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 27501
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 004417
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. A novel from the author of "Snow White." A near fine copy with a small spot to the bottom of the page edges in a near fine dust jacket with some very slight wear. Bookseller Inventory # 150392
Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: good. First printing. 184p. Very good condition in good d.j. Bookseller Inventory # 37027