1st Printing. 145 pages. Published in 2012. Collection of the author's unfinished writings. One of the most significant literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book also marks the very first collaboration between Chris Andrews and Natasha Wimmer, Roberto Bolano's indefatigable (and heroic) translators in English. Presents Roberto Bolano's "The Secret of Evil" in a felicitous English translation. It is the ultimate posthumous tribute to Roberto Bolano's genius, a collection of fragments, unfinished pieces he left behind that were found in his computer after his death. That they ostensibly "extend the intricate, single web that is the work of Roberto Bolano" does not mean they cohere, but rather that Bolano's devoted readers have to have in published form every last scrap of paper Bolano wrote on. Considering how much Roberto Bolano now means to contemporary literature, they are not wrong to be so loyal and grateful. "The real thing and the rarest" (Susan Sontag). An absolute "must-have" title for Roberto Bolano collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERTO BOLANO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0811218155. Bookseller Inventory # 17284
Title: THE SECRET OF EVIL - Scarce Pristine Copy of...
Publisher: New York City, NY: New Directions
Publication Date: 2012
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description New Directions, 2012. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90987975
Book Description New Directions Publishing, New York, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo(8"tall)grey and black cloth. First Printing thus, 2012. Fine but for remainder mark top edge in an unclipped dust jacket with minor edgewear and a couple of minor scrapes, otherwise Very Good. SCARCE IN THIS PRINTING. Bookseller Inventory # 7446
Book Description New Directions, NY, 2011. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. First American Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 00035011
Book Description New Directions, U.S.A., 2012. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Advance Proof / ARC. Very light wear. Pages are clean. Bookseller Inventory # 034422
Book Description New Directions, 2011. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st. U.S.Edition. First Edition/First Printing. Very Fine collectible condition. Brodart protected. Ships in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 003480