SIGNED hardcover first edition - Limited, signed edition. His second work of non-fiction -described as 'provocative, funny, infuriating, and engaging.' One of 350 specially bound, numbered signed copies. 262 pp. Fine in midnight blue cloth with silver lettering in a lighter blue slipcase (some sunning to the front edge of the slipcase.). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost in the Cosmos invites us to think about how we communicate with our world.
Review: The late Walker Percy's mordant contribution to the self-help book craze of the 1980s deals with the heavy abstraction of the Western mind and speculates about why writers may be the most abstracted and least grounded of all. (Before taking up novel writing, Percy was a medical doctor who became a patient in the very institution where he had worked.) The book disappeared for a time. Now it's back in print. Take the quizzes in it, then take a walk--you need to be back in the world before you write another word.
Title: LOST IN THE COSMOS : The Last Self-Help Book...
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1983.)
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP61797878
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Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0374191662I5N10
Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0374191662I3N00
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0374191662-2-4
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0374191662 TITLE: LOST IN THE COSMOSAUTHOR: PERCY, WALKERISBN 10: 0374191662ISBN 13: 9780374191665BINDING: Hardback with Dust JacketPUBLICATION DATE: 1983PAGES: 262DESCRIPTION: Used book in good or better condition. Books weighing more than 4 pounds require extra postage. Seller Inventory # U374191662
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0374191662
Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First edition THUS. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Boards betray fading and nicks and other signs of wear and imperfection commensurate with age. Binding is tight and structurally sound. Erstwhile owner's name on front endpaper, interior pages absent any extraneous marks. New mylar added to ensure future enjoyment. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 823543853
Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First printing, stated. Quarter bound cloth. Boards lean and solid, light shelf wear. Spine ends gently bumped. Binding firm. Contents clean. Front end paper stamped 'Discard' else NO library markings (quite possibly NOT ex-library) Contents unmarked. DJ not clipped ($14.95) clean and whole with edges gently rubbed, light shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 071648
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux. Condition: Very Good. First edition copy. . Very Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # J00B-01349