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Wood, James

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1st Printing. Signed. 342 pages. Published in 2012. The author's third collection of literary essays. One of the most important literary collections of our time. The First Hardcover 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. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents James Wood's "The Fun Stuff". "Confirms Wood's preeminence not only as a discerning judge, but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel. In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches that range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leon Tolstoy, Edmund Wilson, and Mikhail Lermontov, Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopedic, passionate understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Lydia Davis, Aleksandar Hemon, and Michel Houellebecq. Included are the title essay on Keith Moon and the essay on George Orwell. Indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature" (Publisher's blurb). "He proves that superior criticism not only unifies and interprets a literary culture but has the power to imagine it into being" (Cynthia Ozick). An absolute "must-have" title for James Wood collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and dated (shortly after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "James Wood November 26th 2012". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It also comes with another pristine copy of the First Hardcover Edition (not signed) for reading purposes. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and dated copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest literary critics of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMES WOOD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374159564. Bookseller Inventory #

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Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works―books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation―The Fun Stuff confirms Wood's preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel. In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches―that range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leon Tolstoy, Edmund Wilson, and Mikhail Lermontov―Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopedic, passionate understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Lydia Davis, Aleksandar Hemon, and Michel Houellebecq. Included in The Fun Stuff are the title essay on Keith Moon and the lost joys of drumming―which was a finalist for last year's National Magazine Awards―as well as Wood's essay on George Orwell, which Christopher Hitchens selected for the Best American Essays 2010. The Fun Stuff is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature.

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James Wood is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a visiting lecturer at Harvard University. He is the author of How Fiction Works, as well as two essay collections, The Broken Estate and The Irresponsible Self, and a novel, The Book Against God, all published by FSG.

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Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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