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: Fair. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP79171205
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket in very good condition. Second printing. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # 620117391
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0374174024I3N01
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Book Condition: As New. Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # H15H-00567
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader with exposed workings of an impassioned intellect in narratives seamed with many of the themes of her essays--the nature of knowing, our relationship with the past, and the future in an alienated present. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0374174024
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. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Literature>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978037417402602. Bookseller Inventory # 17978037417402602
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0374174024
Book Description FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX, NY, 1978. HARDCOVER. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. FIRST EDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 001994
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. 1st edition, 1978. Hardcover, in jacket. Light wear, some light smudging. Binding strong and pages clean, unmarked. Jacket has small tear on back and slight peeling on spine bottom and top. Reliable customer service. Photos available. Bookseller Inventory # ABQ1019