8vo. Black cloth spine and green paper over boards, dust jacket. 185pp. Near fine/very good. Very minor jacket wear, with single small edge chip on rear panel. Tight, attractive first edition. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Gore Vidal’s recent feature profile of James Purdy in the Sunday New York Times Book Review signaled the long overdue arrival of a major literary cult hero into the American canon. Purdy’s exquisitely surreal fiction has been populated for more than 40 years by social outcasts living in crisis and longing for love. However, Purdy was also among the first novelists to incorporate transgressive renderings of gay life into his work, including unapologetic, sexually explicit material. Narrow Rooms—his 1978 classic that ranks among his most masterful novels—is a passionate and sometimes bloody love story about adolescent obsession and revenge.
About the Author: James Purdy has written sixteen novels, ten full length plays, three books of short stories and five books of poetry. He has been translated into over 32 languages. Purdy has been profiled by both Gore Vidal and Edward Albee in the New York Times and been featured in Vanity Fair, the Lambda Book Report, and the James White Review. His novel Eustace Chisholm and the Works was named by the Publishing Triangle as one of the Top 100 Gay Novels of the 20th Century. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Title: Narrow Rooms.
Publisher: Arbor House
Publication Date: 1978
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1978. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93844450
Book Description Arbor House, New York, 1978. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a fine dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 314062
Book Description Arbor House, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. A Fine first edition/first printing in alike dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author James Purdy on title page; ; 185 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 24186
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020877951837
Book Description Ram Publishing, 1st UK edition, 1980, 1980. hardback in dustjacket, both in very good condition almost fine ,185pp. Young's no 3151*.Dustjacket features "Jeune homme nu assis au bor de la mer" by Hippolyte Flandrin. This is the cover prefered by Purdy. Bookseller Inventory # 1561
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P010877951837
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0877951837
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110877951837
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0877951837 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0572554
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0877951837 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0572554