GRANTA 1: NEW AMERICAN WRITING [First issue - Spring 1979]: William Buford, Pete de Bolla [Eds.] ... GRANTA 1: NEW AMERICAN WRITING [First issue - Spring 1979]: William Buford, Pete de Bolla [Eds.] ...
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First printing of the first issue with Spring 1979 on bottom of front wrapper and on title-page (as called for). ***Contents: Bill Bryson & Bill Buford: New American Writing - Introduction; Stanley Elkin: from The Franchiser; John Dugdale: Updike's Nabokov; Jonathan Levi: John Cheever in the Bourgeois Tradition; Susan Sontag: Unguided Tour; Henry Davis: A Plug for Bukowski; Ronald Sukenick: from Long Talking Bad Conditions Blues; Don Guttenplan: The Wor(l)ds of William Gass; Tillie Olsen: Requa-I; Donald Barthelme: The New Music; James Purdy: Summer Tidings; Leonard Michaels: The Men's Club; Norman Bryson: Orgy, hors-je, hors-jeu: a Note on the Work of James Purdy; Marc Granetz: Chuckle or Gasp: a Note on the Work of Leonard Michaels; Tony Tanner: Present Imperfect: a Note on the Work of Walter Abish; Joyce Carol Oates: from Son of the Morning; William Gass: The First Winter of my Married Life; William Warner: Interview - Theodore Solotaroff; John Hawkes: The Universal Fears. ***Very good in white colour illustrated card wrappers. Top corner of rear wrapper bumped and creased. Top corner of page block also bumped and lightly creased affecting most pages. Extremities of wrappers very slightly rubbed. No reading creases to spine. Spine tight. No inscriptions. Pages clean. Wrappers slightly discoloured (being white background). No tears. ***212 pages plus unnumbered page on recto of rear wrapper of adverts. 212 mm x 146 mm. ***Extremely scarce first impression (Spring 1979) of the first issue of this collectable landmark literary magazine. By far the rarest of all the early Grantas. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Bookseller Inventory # 2902

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Title: GRANTA 1: NEW AMERICAN WRITING [First issue ...

Publisher: Granta

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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