War Games

Morris, Wright

Published by Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1972, 1972
ISBN 10: 0803209509 / ISBN 13: 9780803209503
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Very Good/Good. Signed by Author. First edition, first printing, one of 300 numbered copies in cloth, signed by the author. Front endpages with some discoloring from presumably a previous bookplate having been removed. no other markings. Spine slightly slanted, original clear mylar dust jacket has some chips and tears. Bookseller Inventory #

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Written twenty years before it was first published in 1972, War Games features both black and charcoal-gray humor, whose characters and events are as unpredictable as they are absorbing--a book, in the author's words, "where the extremity of the bizarre is seen as the ultimate effort to change oneself, if not the world." At the center of the novel is the developing relationship between the protagonist, a fifty-three-year-old army colonel, and a Viennese immigrant whom he first knows as Mrs. Tabori and whose story he has learned through a dying amputee, Human Kopfman. Themes and characters that first appear in War Games reappear in The Field of Vision and Ceremony in Lone Tree.

In the preface to this edition, Wright Morris describes the genesis of the book in 1951 and comments on its connections with his late work: "War Games may well prove to be the seedbed of much more in my fiction than I am aware, since it was the first turning of earth more than twenty years buried. My novels are linked in this manner, but sometimes at odds with the chronology of publication. In the absence of War Games, many clues to the fiction that followed were missing. . . .

"[This novel] seems to me darkly somber, a book of interiors, dimly lighted streets, hallways and lobbies, with glimpses of objects and colors that emerge in subdued lighting. I'd like to think that my readers, both new and old, will find the world of the Colonel and Mrs. Tabori relevant to the one in which they are living."

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One of the most distinguished American authors, Wright Morris (1910-1998) wrote thirty-three books including The Field of Vision, which won the National Book Award.

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Title: War Games
Publisher: Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1972
Publication Date: 1972
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

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