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Ondaatje, Michael (Author) & Iyer, Pico (Contributor)

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1st Printing. Signed. 265 pages. Published in 2011. The author's third novel. One of the greatest novels of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in the Everyman's Library 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, on the occasion of the novel's 20th Anniversary, and on the same day as the American publication of Michael Ondaatje's sixth novel, "The Cat's Table". The First Edition Thus is now scarce. Presents Michael Ondaatje's "The English Patient". His masterpiece. It also comes with a brilliant Essay/Introduction by Pico Iyer, which appears in this edition only. The novel is his famous homage/response to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (1970), which Ondaatje considers to be the greatest achievement of Latin-American Magical Realism, and the model for the modern novel. Ondaatje has said that, like Garcia Marquez, he approached the novel form with "fresh eyes, as a barge that can carry the cargo called everything", accommodating any and every conceivable subject in a way that no other literary genre can, its success or failure to keep this heavy barge afloat entirely dependent upon the individual writer's genius and ambition. There is no question that its complex, multi-layered narrative revitalized the Modernist "stream-of-consciousness" style and more important, melded it triumphantly with gripping historical romance. There is also no question that Ondaatje brought to the novel a poetic sensibility that other novelists either do not possess or as in V. S. Naipaul's case, rejects outright. "Wears the triple crown: It is profound, beautiful, and heart-quickening" (Toni Morrison). The basis of the great Academy Award-winning film by Anthony Minghella, whose screenplay was written by Ondaatje, with career-making performances by Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Juliette Binoche. An absolute "must-have" title for Michael Ondaatje collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Michael Ondaatje. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is the Souvenir Bookmark of the bookstore where the signing was held. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Everyman's Library Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies of the First Edition available online command between $500 and $800. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1992 for "The English Patient". One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MICHAEL ONDAATJE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0307700879. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Michael Ondaatje?s Booker Prize?winning best seller lyrically portrays the convergence of four damaged lives in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last days of the war. Hana, the grieving nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the emotionally detached Indian sapper, Kip?each is haunted in different ways by the riddle of the man they know only as the English patient, a nameless burn victim who lies swathed in bandages in an upstairs room. It is this man?s incandescent memories?of the bleak North African desert, of explorers? caves and Bedouin tribesmen,
of forbidden love, and of annihilating anger?that illuminate the story, and the consequences of the mysteries they reveal radiate outward in shock waves that leave all the characters forever changed.

Review: Haunting and harrowing, as beautiful as it is disturbing, The English Patient tells the story of the entanglement of four damaged lives in an Italian monastery as World War II ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burn victim who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning. In lyrical prose informed by a poetic consciousness, Michael Ondaatje weaves these characters together, pulls them tight, then unravels the threads with unsettling acumen.

A book that binds readers of great literature, The English Patient garnered the Booker Prize for author Ondaatje. The poet and novelist has also written In the Skin of a Lion, Coming Through Slaughter and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; two collections of poems, The Cinnamon Peeler and There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do; and a memoir, Running in the Family.

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Publisher: New York City, NY: Everyman's Library/Alfred A. Knopf
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