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William Faulkner : Storyteller of the Heart (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Oates, Stephen B.

ISBN 10: 0060157712 / ISBN 13: 9780060157715
Published by Harper & Row, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front end page. $22.50 price on DJ flap. Includes laid-in the original 1987 reviews from daily New York Times and Sunday NY Times Book Review. Also includes laid-in is a typed SIGNED letter from author saying he'd be delighted to sign book if sent to his home. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009527

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Title: William Faulkner : Storyteller of the Heart ...

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Based on Faulkner collections at two universities, a previously unexamined private collection, and interviews with Faulkner's associates, this biography profiles the often contradictory personality of the famed Southern author

From Publishers Weekly:

Scholarly biographies of Faulkner there have been and analytical studies aplenty, but here for the first time Oates, author of prize-winning biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, uses novelistic techniques to reenact the flesh-and-blood story of the life. It is a tale as turbulent and engrossing as any of the novels and stories in his monumental Yoknapatawpha saga. As though through Faulkner's own eyes, we see his development from youthful poet to Nobel Prizewinning novelist "with a taste for the macabre and a tragic sense of history"; his troubled marriage and prolonged affairs with younger women; his grueling stints as a Hollywood screenwriter; his courageous early espousal of black rights; his near-disastrous drinking bouts. From it all emerges a compelling portrait of the man: chivalrous and compassionate, yet "difficult" and essentially lonely. This is narrative biography at its best. Photos. 25,000 first printing; $30,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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