Title: SHADOW PLAY - Scarce Fine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 399 pages. Published in 1993. New Facsimile Edition of the collaborators' 1980 Artist Book, with previously unpublished material. A brilliant collaboration between two great Canadian artists. Now considered a classic. The first appearance of the title in this edition in the United States and Canada. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Charles Pachter and Gordon Robertson: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles embossed on the cover and spine and blue cloth overboards, as issued. Poems by Margaret Atwood. Art by Charles Pachter. The Memoir by Charles Pachter and Foreword by David Staines appear in this Edition for the first time, and are supplemented with vintage black-and-white photographic reproductions. Matching blue-dominant pictorial paper slipcase with white titles in front and text on the back. Printed on glossy stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Margaret Atwood's and Charles Pachter's "The Journals of Susanna Moodie". A dazzling New Edition of one of the landmark poetic cycles by possibly the greatest Canadian novelist and poet of our time. Artist Charles Pachter's vivid, intense, and broodingly original serigraphs are faithfully reproduced and illuminate the poems, making every page scrupulously, meticulously, and breathtakingly beautiful. The poems by Margaret Atwood are based on the journals of the Canadian pioneer Susanna Moodie, and explore what it means to find oneself thrown into a hostile natural environment (what it means to be a pioneer and a woman, which is the same thing, in many ways). The setting allows Atwood to write relentlessly cutting lines about the tension between creating and defining a self against the backdrop of a harsh landscape. The assertion of one's will on the world as well as oneself, set against the tribulations of loneliness and despair, is especially electrifying. The basis of Atwood's "Alias Grace", one of her finest novels. A hypnotic, mesmerizing work. An absolute "must-have" title for Margaret Atwood and Charles Pachter ollectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the New Facsimile Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 32 serigraph reproductions. Winner of the Booker Prize in 2000 for "The Blind Assassin". Two of Canada's national treasures. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARGARET ATWOOD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0393034372. Bookseller Inventory # 8857
Synopsis: Baxter's haunting First Light and his award-winning stories demonstrated his unparalleled gift for revealing the unexpected in the ordinary. His astonishing new novel focuses on the precarious intersection where personal love and social responsibility collide, as played out in the midwestern town of Five Oaks.
About the Author: Charles Baxter lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota.
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