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The World As I Found It

Duffy, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0899194567 / ISBN 13: 9780899194561
Published by Ticknor & Fields, New York, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine in very good dust jacket with sunning and light edgewear. Signed on the half-title by Duffy. Bookseller Inventory # b33131

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Title: The World As I Found It

Publisher: Ticknor & Fields, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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One of the most talked-about bestsellers of the year is now available in paperback. "A most unusual, even preposterous venture: a novel constructed out of the lives, the thoughts, the appetites, the egos, the very toenails and pocket watches of the philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, and G.E. Moore."--Los Angeles Times.

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Bruce Duffy is the author of the autobiographical novel Last Comes the Egg (1997), and—to appear June 2011—Disaster Was My God, a novel based on the life and work of the poet Arthur Rimbaud. An only child raised in a Catholic middle-class family in suburban Maryland, Duffy sees the 1962 death of his mother—essentially by medical malpractice— as what pushed him to be a writer. Duffy graduated from the University of Maryland in 1973, and has hitchhiked twice across the United States, worked construction, washed dishes, hopped freight trains with hoboes, and reported stories that have taken him to Haiti, Bosnia, and Taliban Afghanistan. Today he lives just outside Washington, D.C., works as a speechwriter, is married to a psychotherapist, and has two grown daughters and a stepson. Writing in Salon, Joyce Carol Oates named The World As I Found It as one of “five great nonfiction novels,” calling it “one of the most ambitious first novels ever published.” A former Guggenheim
fellow, Duffy has won the Whiting Writers’ Award and a Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Award.
David Leavitt ’s books include The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer and the novel The Indian Clerk, a finalist for both the PEN/Faulkner Prize and the IMPAC /Dublin Literary Award. He co-directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Florida.Bruce Duffy was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Irish American parents. His novels include The World as I Found It and Last Comes the Egg. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award. He lives in Maryland.

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