1st Printing. Signed. 246 pages. Published in 1978. The author's debut and only collection of short stories. Now considered a late-modern classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Susan Sontag's "I, Etcetera". Her first and only collection of (autobiographical) short stories. Includes such pieces as "Unguided Tour", which she later made into a film for Italian television, and "Debriefing", an autobiographical and poignant story on suicide. As a short-story writer, Sontag is a committed Chekhovian: She believes that the form is not about character "development" (as the novel is) but about "stable" characters confronting unstable situations, life-altering as well as minute, nuanced changes of time, place, and mood. "You have to know when to let the old life go, and go on and not look back and have regrets. Otherwise you will always be sad, because you are always losing something. That's the way life is if you let misfortunes strike you too hard, you won't see the new chance coming" (Susan Sontag). An absolute "must-have" title for Susan Sontag collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Susan Sontag. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant, the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977 for "On Photography", the National Book Award in 2000 for "In America", and the Jerusalem Prize in 2001. Shimon Peres, in awarding the Jerusalem Prize, described Sontag as "one of the world's finest writers and greatest minds". One of the most influential and important American writer-intellectuals of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN SONTAG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374174024. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: I, ETCETERA - Rare Fine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP3008611
Book Description Douglas & McIntyre / Not Applicable. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0374174024I3N10
Book Description Douglas & McIntyre / Not Applicable. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket in good condition. First printing. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # 1309070382
Book Description Douglas & McIntyre / Not Applicable. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket missing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Some scuff marks on cover. Bookseller Inventory # 918285637
Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0374174024I3N00
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 0374174024 Missing dust jacket; otherwise in excellent condition. Acceptable Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0374174024Z4
Book Description NY: Farrar Strauss Giroux, 1978. 2nd printing.. Fine hard cover book in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 563878
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0374174024
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0374174024 prev owner's name inside NICE!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0374174024Z3
Book Description FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX, NY, 1978. HARDCOVER. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. FIRST EDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 001994