First edition (per publisher's requisite statement upon copyright page). , 232 pages. Hardcover; H 23.25cm x L 15.5cm. Purple dust jacket rubbed, short .5cm closed tear at top edge of front panel, short scuff with minor paper loss at top edge of rear panel, slight nicking at flap fold ends, light toning at top edge of front and rear flaps; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Gray cloth with bright gilt and silver stamping, slight fraying at spine head. Speck of soiling upon fore-edge. A very good+ copy in a very good dust jacket. Second novel by Mississippi author Barry Hannah following GERONIMO REX published in 1972. ISBN 0670512230. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Book by Hannah, Barry
Title: NIGHTWATCHMEN. (Dust jacket title - "...
Publisher: New York: The Viking Press, Inc., 1973.
Book Description The Viking Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 0670512230 Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. Bookseller Inventory # GHT9998STGG050217H2499C
Book Description The Viking Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2738503704
Book Description The Viking Press, 1973. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96511482
Book Description The Viking Press 1973-10-03, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 0670512230. Bookseller Inventory # 488489
Book Description The Viking Press, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0670512230
Book Description The Viking Press, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020670512230
Book Description Viking Press, 1973. hardcover. 1st Edition. New York. 1973. Viking Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Few Tears And Some Fading To The Spine. 232 pages. October 1973. hardcover. Howard Barry Hannah (April 23, 1942 – March 1, 2010) was an American novelist and short story writer from Mississippi. The author of eight novels and five short story collections (some sites list it as nine novels and four short story collections), Hannah worked with notable American editors and publishers such as Gordon Lish, Seymour Lawrence, and Morgan Entrekin. His work was published in Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, Southern Review, and a host of American magazines and quarterlies. His first novel, GERONIMO REX (1972), won the William Faulkner Prize and was nominated for the National Book Award. AIRSHIPS, his 1978 collection of short stories about the Vietnam War, the Civil War, and the modern South, won the Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award. The following year, Hannah received the prestigious Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Hannah won a Guggenheim, the Robert Penn Warren Lifetime Achievement Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story. He was awarded the Fiction Prize of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters twice and received Mississippi's prestigious Governor's Award in 1989 for distinguished representation of the state of Mississippi in artistic and cultural matters. For a brief time in 1980, Hannah lived in Los Angeles and worked as a writer for the film director Robert Altman. He was director of the MFA program at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, where he taught creative writing for 28 years. He died on March 1, 2010, of natural causes. Jacket design by Mel Williamson. 0670512230. keywords: 41767. inventory # 16022. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Southwestern Mississippi University is under siege by the Absurd, and fear, lust, and enigma are its henchmen. The Knocker has struck Old Main, sneaking up on teachers and graduate assistants studying late in their offices, and bashing them from behind. He has not robbed, raped, or maimed—just conked. Several theories circulate: is the Knocker operating at random, or is he a puckish public servant out to eliminate the campus drones and bores? The coshing of Didi Sweet, lean, mean, ankle-braceleted Ph.D. candidate, cancels that comforting theory. And then strikes the Killer, whose pattern seems purposeful at first. The Killer is a fanciful man, a real detective-novelist’s dream; he decapitates two night watchmen and pins their badges over their mouths. In a distressing lapse of logic, he murders a fool of an English instructor and forces Thorpe Trove into the role of sleuth-hero. Trove is an orphan (like all heroes), with a vaporous voice, hair like a ball of dead orange leaves, and purple glasses. He thinks the world ‘tragic and meaningful to an insane degree.’ He is a drop-out; television is his university. He is also very rich. In his thirty-year-old bachelorhood, he plays landlord to an elite group of graduate students who have a vigorous interest in learning the identity of the monster on the loose. Trove’s investigations, conducted in a series of interviews with friends who sit in his manorial bathroom confessing to his tape recorder, turn up some teasing clues—are Killer and Knocker one and the same? Before anyone can find out, Hurricane Camille barrels down on the campus. For Trove, it’s all feverishly exciting. But has the evidence been buried forever? And in the face of natural holocaust, do these mysteries have anything more than narrative significance? A brilliant and horrific piece of baroque comedy, NIGHTWATCHMEN makes immoralists of us all. BARRY HANNAH’s first novel, GERONIMO REX, was greeted with ecstatic reviews and nominated for a National Book Award for 1972. He is currently taking a break from teaching at Clemson University in South Carolina before starting a term as writer-in-re. Bookseller Inventory # 16022
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Book Description The Viking Press, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010670512230
Book Description The Viking Press, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110670512230