Letters: A Novel -- Limited Edition

Barth, John

Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1979
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First Edition. One of an Edition limited to 500 numbered copies (this is # 82) of this epistolary novel by the author of CHIMERA and LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE, featuring seven letter-writers who are "drolls and dreamers." Fine hardcover without dust jacket as issued in a Fine slipcase but for light rubbing to the bottom edge. Signed by Barth on the limitation page. This book is heavy and may require a postage adjustment. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A landmark of postmodern American fiction, Letters is (as the subtitle genially informs us) "an old time epistolary novel by seven fictitious drolls & dreamers each of which imagines himself factual." Seven characters (including the Author himself) exchange a novel's worth of letters during a 7-month period in 1969, a time of revolution that recalls the U.S.'s first revolution in the 18th century - the heyday of the epistolary novel. Recapitulating American history as well as the plots of his first six novels, Barth's seventh novel is a witty and profound exploration of the nature of revolution and renewal, rebellion and reenactment, at both the private and public levels. It is also an ingenious meditation on the genre of the novel itself, recycling an older form to explore new directions, new possibilities for the novel.

About the Author: JOHN BARTH's fiction has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, and the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. For many years he taught in the writing seminars at John Hopkins University. He is the author of such seminal works as "The Sot-Weed Factor, Chimera" (for which he won the NBA), and "Giles Goat-Boy".

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Title: Letters: A Novel -- Limited Edition
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
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