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Bolano, Roberto; Diaz, Junot; Egan, Jennifer; Franzen, Jonathan; Kushner, Rachel & Others
Bomb: The Author Interviews

Imprint: New York City, NY, Soho Press, 2014
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, inscribed or annotated

First Edition / First Printing. As New in No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 460 pages. Retrospective collection of author interviews. The best author-interview collection of its kind of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. 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. Presents, in one elegant collectible volume, the BOMB Magazine author interviews. Unique in the history of this fascinating and new literary genre: There were no formal, fully transcribed author interviews until the 20th century. It would have been nice if there was one between Hawthorne and Melville, for example, although we do have some of the magnificent letters they wrote each other. Now, we have two "similar-yet-dissimilar-at-the-same-time" authors talking about each other's work, other writers, and other shared interests. The pairings of the interviews are dazzling in both their originality and appropriateness. "Drawing on the first 30 years of BOMB Magazine. Brings together some of the greatest figures of world literature for a brilliant collection of sharp, insightful, and intimate conversations. Here we have a conversation with Jonathan Franzen, still an unkown author, on the eve of the publication of 'The Corrections'; and one with Roberto Bolano, near the end of his life. Lydia Davis and Francine Prose break down the intricacies of Davis' methods. Edwidge Danticat and Junot Diaz discuss the power of Caribbean diasporic fiction" (Publisher's blurb). And that's just for starters. An absolute "must-have" title for Modern First and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Jennifer Egan. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the 2019 Chicago Humanities Festival Souvenir Program during which event her signature was obtained. This title is a great collection. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws or are remainder-marked (even if the dealers do not always say so). This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Some of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO "WRITERS ON THE AIR" AND "BY THE BOOK" TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1616953799.

Stock number: 19719. ISBN: 1616953799

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Franzen, Jonathan
Corrections, The

Imprint: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001
Edition: Third Printing
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

A tragicomedic novel of a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes, dealing with depression, Parkinson's Disease, children living their own catastrophic lives, job loss, disastrous marriage, and various other maladies. Hardcover with dust jacket, 567pp., book shows several tiny spots along pagination ends. A nice copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Book. Book Condition: Near Fine. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Near Fine

Stock number: 00012202. ISBN: 0374129983

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Franzen, Jonathan
CORRECTIONS 25TH ANNIVERSA HB

Imprint: Fourth Estate, 2009
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. Secure binding with clean pages and mild wear. The jacket has light wear with mild soil. Hardcover book with 615 pages.. Book. Book Condition: Very Good (+) Book. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Very Good

Stock number: 111029440. ISBN: 9780007308798

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Franzen, Jonathan
Crossroads

Imprint: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2021
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 580 pp., First printing of the first edition.

Stock number: BOOKS109706I. ISBN: 9780374605193

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Franzen, Jonathan
Farther Away: Essays

Imprint: New York, Picador / FSG, 2013
Edition: 1st
Binding: softcover

Fine copy, 8vo, 321 pp., First printing of the softcover edition.

Stock number: BOOKS100866I. ISBN: 9781250033291

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Franzen, Jonathan
Farther Away (Essays)

Imprint: New York, Picador / FSG, 2012
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 321 pp., First printing of the softcover edition.

Stock number: BOOKS109317I. ISBN: 9780374153571

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Franzen, Jonathan
Freedom

Imprint: New York City, NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Signed, inscribed or annotated

First Edition / First Printing. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 562 pages. The author's fourth novel. One of the best American novels of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom". His first novel since "The Corrections" (2001) more than ten years ago. The great novelist Charles Baxter has observed that Jonathan Franzen is writing as if literary Modernism and Post-Modernism never happened, that his predecessor-models are Saul Bellow/contemporary realism on the one hand and Leo Tolstoy/the grand 19th-century novel on the other. While sometimes over-reaching, the praise lavished upon Franzen is still well-deserved. His novel describes, brilliantly, bitingly, and in a way that none of his contemporaries has, how the abstract idea called Freedom (a religious belief every American holds regardless of political persuasion) and the concrete freedoms every American feels entitled to (pretty much every modern entitlement: Sex and love, happiness and fulfillment, success, wealth, fame, power) permeate American society for good, not-so-good, and bad. In Franzen's worldview, a correction is long-overdue. An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Franzen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Jonathan Franzen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Franzen won the 2011 Heartland Prize For Fiction. This copy comes with the pristine and beautifully produced Souvenir Program. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century", a selection that was prescient because he had not written anything in almost a decade. Winner of the National Book Award in 2001 for "The Corrections". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN FRANZEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374158460.

Stock number: 19229. ISBN: 0374158460

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Franzen, Jonathan
How To Be Alone: Essays

Imprint: New York City, NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Signed, inscribed or annotated

First Edition / First Printing. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 278 pages. The author's debut collection of essays. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. 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 First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Franzen's "How To Be Alone". Fourteen impassioned essays on the inner life, the very real need to cultivate solitude and to preserve one's personal values amid the distractions and corruptions of mass-media culture. Includes Jonathan Franzen's two most celebrated essays thus far, "Why Bother?" and "My Father's Brain". The former was originally published in Harper's Magazine as "Perchance To Dream", the author's landmark literary manifesto-essay. The latter originally appeared in The New Yorker Magazine, and was turned into Franzen's very first Limited Edition production by a British fine press. "Urges readers to say no to drugs, but not the pharmaceutical kind. His opiates are those technology offers in the form of TV, pop culture, and endless gadgetry, soporifics that are addictive, and in the long run only make society's problems worse. Franzen is just as hard on intellectual conformity, on academe's canonization of third-rate but politically correct novels. As a serious artist, he knows that the deck is stacked against him. After all, a great novel is a kind of anti-product, one that is 'inexpensive, infinitely reusable, and worst of all, unimprovable'. The problem is that instead of being allowed to enjoy our solitary uniqueness, we are all being turned into one gigantic, corporate-created entity" (Publishers Weekly). "To be" and "To be alone" are, finally, one and the same thing. But contemporary culture deliberately equates solitude with loneliness: If you're alone, then you must be lonely. It doesn't follow, but the correlation is drilled on a daily basis by mass-media culture: If you're watching TV, you are not alone, television is (or is like) your cozy, dependable, and constant companion. How to be alone? Read. This book, among others. An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Franzen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Jonathan Franzen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with a copy of the Souvenir Program, which is beautifully produced, of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws or are subsequent printings yet command as much as $200. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century", a selection that was prescient because he had not written anything in almost a decade. Winner of the National Book Award in 2001 for "The Corrections". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN FRANZEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374173273.

Stock number: 20310. ISBN: 0374173273

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Franzen, Jonathan
Purity

Imprint: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 563 pp., First printing of the first edition.

Stock number: BOOKS070650I. ISBN: 9780374239213

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Franzen, Jonathan
Purity

Imprint: New York City, NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2015
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Signed, inscribed or annotated

First Edition / First Printing. As New in As New Dust Jacket. 565 pages. The author's fifth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. 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. "Autographed Copy" round white sticker pasted in front. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Franzen's "Purity". His (most) Dickensian novel. The title is the full name of the protagonist, whose nickname, "Pip", is a nod to Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations". As incredible as it sounds, "Purity" marks a genuine artistic advance for Franzen, a novelist who keeps getting better with each successive effort, even if the novel isn't the "splash" that "Freedom" (2010) so unmistakably was. "There is much to admire in 'Purity', not least what David Gates has termed 'micro-felicities', the expertly calibrated turns of phrase and pleasingly digressive cultural references and riffs around every corner. Bends time, easing in and out of characters' past and present, until before you know it, the disparate pieces of a life suddenly fit" (Leigh Haber). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Franzen collectors. This Autographed Copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the publisher's bookplate by Jonathan Franzen. It is also very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (shortly after publication) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Jonathan Franzen 9.24.15". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such double-signed and post-publication dated copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century", a selection that was prescient because he had not written anything in almost a decade. Winner of the National Book Award in 2001 for "The Corrections". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN FRANZEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374239215.

Stock number: 20169. ISBN: 0374239215

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Franzen, Jonathan
Purity

Imprint: London, England, Fourth Estate, 2015
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Signed, inscribed or annotated

First Edition / First Printing. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 565 pages. The author's fifth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. 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. Publisher's "Signed By The Author" round white sticker pasted in front. The First Edition is now scarce. As usual, the production values of the British Edition are exemplary - and superior to the American - in every respect. Presents Jonathan Franzen's "Purity". His (most) Dickensian novel. The title is the full name of the protagonist, whose nickname, "Pip", is a nod to Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations". As incredible as it sounds, "Purity" marks a genuine artistic advance for Franzen, a novelist who keeps getting better with each successive effort, even if the novel isn't the "splash" that "Freedom" (2010) so unmistakably was. "There is much to admire in 'Purity', not least what David Gates has termed 'micro-felicities', the expertly calibrated turns of phrase and pleasingly digressive cultural references and riffs around every corner. Bends time, easing in and out of characters' past and present, until before you know it, the disparate pieces of a life suddenly fit" (Leigh Haber). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Franzen collectors. This Autographed Copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in red ink-pen on the title page by Jonathan Franzen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page even though it comes from the publisher. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (British) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Franzen felt that he over-exposed himself with the national (and eventually, international) tour he undertook for his previous novel, "Freedom". For "Purity", he made just a handful of appearances to promote the book. To compensate for his drastically abbreviated tour, his British publisher issued a very limited number of signed copies such as this. The production values of the British Edition are exemplary - and superior to the American - in every respect. A scarce signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century", a selection that was prescient because he had not written anything in almost a decade. Winner of the National Book Award in 2001 for "The Corrections". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN FRANZEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0007532768.

Stock number: 21853. ISBN: 0007532768

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Franzen, Jonathan
THE CORRECTIONS

Imprint: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover

This is the real (relatively rare) first edition with the errata slip laid in ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 568 pages, Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Stock number: 131. ISBN: 0374129983

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Franzen, Jonathan
THE CORRECTIONS

Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover

A crisp clean first edition (as stated)not an ex-lib edition: Jonathan Franzen's exhilarating novel The Corrections tells a spellbinding story with sexy comic brio, and evokes a quirky family akin to Anne Tyler's , only bitter. Franzen's great at describing Christmas homecomings gone awr y, cruise-ship follies, self-deluded academics, breast-obsessed screenwrite rs, stodgy old farts and edgy Tribeca bohemians equally at sea in their liv es, and the mad, bad, dangerous worlds of the Internet boom and the fission ing post-Soviet East. All five members of the Lambert family get their due, as everybody's lives swirl out of control. Paterfamilias Alfred is slipping into dementia, even as one of his inventions inspires a pharmaceutical giant to revolutionize treatment of his disease. His stubborn wife, Enid, specializes in denial; so do their kids, each in an idiosyncratic way. Their hepcat son, Chip, lost a college sinecure by seducing a student, and his new career as a screenwriter is in peril. Chip's sister, Denise, is a chic chef perpetually in hot water, romantically speaking; banker brother Gary wonders if his stifling marriage is driving him nuts. We inhabit these troubled minds in turn, sinking into sorrow punctuated by laughter, reveling in Franzen's satirical eye: Gary in recent years had observed, with plate tectonically cumulative anxiety, that population was continuing to flow out of the Midwest and toward the cooler coasts.... Gary wished that all further migration [could] be banned and all Midwesterners encouraged to revert to eating pasty foods and wearing dowdy clothes and playing board games, in order that a strat, Near Fine/Near Fine

Stock number: RWARE0000021457. ISBN: 9780374100124

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Franzen, Jonathan
The Corrections

Imprint: London, Fourth Estate, 2009
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

No. 1842 of 2000 copies. Original publisher's black cloth binding with black and yellow dust wrapper. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4." 615 pages, complete. Very clean copy of The Corrections. Jonathan Franzen (b. 1959) is an American novelist and essayist. His book is about the hardships surrounding an elderly Midwestern couple and their three adult children. Cover art designed by Michael Landy. Landy (b. 1963) is a British artist best-known for his Performance art, Conceptual art, and installation art. A brief description (printed on a sticker from original shrink wrap) of his work is laid-in.. Illustr.: Landy, Michael. Book. Book Condition: As New. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: As New

Stock number: 019161.

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Franzen, Jonathan
THE CORRECTIONS: A NOVEL

Imprint: Picador, 2002
Binding: Paperback

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing spectacularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man-or so her mother fears. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home., Very Good

Stock number: RWARE0000038546. ISBN: 9780312421274

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Franzen, Jonathan
The Corrections

Imprint: New York City, NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Signed, inscribed or annotated

First Edition / First Printing. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 568 pages. The author's breakthrough third novel. One of the finest American novels of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out upon publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections". The "masterpiece" (The New York Times) that took him ten years to write, during which time he was largely silent. In America, that usually means the end of one's artistic career. "The brightest, boldest, and most ambitious novel I've read in many years. With this dazzling work, Franzen gives notice that from now on, he is only going to hunt with the big cats" (Pat Conroy). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Franzen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Jonathan Franzen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The Erratum Slip is laid-in: "We have discovered that the text on pages 430 and 431 was reversed in this printing. Page 431 should be read before page 430. We apologize for this error". It also comes with a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is one of the nicest signed copies we have ever seen. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century", a selection that was prescient because he had not written anything in almost a decade. Winner of the National Book Award in 2001 for "The Corrections". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN FRANZEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374129983.

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Franzen, Jonathan
The Corrections

Imprint: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket, 8vo, 568 pp., First printing of the first edition, first issue with pages 430 & 431 reversed.

Stock number: BOOKS023340I. ISBN: 9780374129989

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Franzen, Jonathan
The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History

Imprint: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2006
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 195 pp., First printing of the first edition.

Stock number: BOOKS081459I. ISBN: 9780374299194

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Franzen, Jonathan
The End of the End of the Earth: Essays

Imprint: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 230 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS108339I. ISBN: 9780374147938

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Jonathan Franzen
The Corrections

Imprint: Toronto, HarperFlamingo, 2001
Edition: First Canadian Edition
Binding: Hardback

8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Creamy boards to the black cloth binding. The titles in silver gilt to the spine. An Oprah's Book Club selection.. Book Condition: As New In Like D.J.. Binding: 1/4 Back Cloth Hard Cover

Stock number: 004663. ISBN: 0002005093

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Jonathan Franzen: Karl Kraus
THE KRAUS PROJECT : Essays by Karl Kraus (signed)

Imprint: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
Edition: 1st Edition.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

1st. Edition , 1st. Printing 2013 , Hardcover in the dust jacket , 336 page book . This copy is signed by the translator author Jonathan Franzen on the title page . Condition : NEW. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. Book. Book Condition: New. Jacket: New

Stock number: 051519-C. ISBN: 9780374182212

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Spiegelman, Art (Artist); Franzen, Jonathan; Sontag, Susan; Updike, John & Other Contributors
The New Yorker Magazine September 11, 2001 Issue: "9/11/01"

Imprint: New York City, NY, The New Yorker, 2001
Edition: First Edition

First Edition / First Printing. Fine in No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 96 pages. Rare New Yorker Magazine collectible item. A fine copy of the The 9/11 Memorial Issue News Stand Edition. One of the first instant classics of literary and photographic reportage of our time. Pictorial softcovers, as issued. The cover features the reproduction of the black-on-black art, "9/11/01", by Art Spiegelman, one of his most brilliant creations. The Twin Towers can only be seen clearly against the raking light and from a certain angle. When the cover is viewed at eye level, they are invisible; all we see is the stark-black page, which is Spiegelman's eloquent and poignant point: The Towers are gone, but will somehow always be there in our mind's eye. Contributions by Donald Antrim, Jonathan Franzen, John Updike, Susan Sontag, Aharon Appelfeld, Denis Johnson, Rebecca Mead, Amitav Ghosh, Hendrik Hertzberg, and Roger Angell. Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz and Gilles Peress. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "The New Yorker Magazine September 11, 2001 Issue: 9/11/01". What remains. The single most poignant magazine coverage of 9/11, a great fallen city's greatest magazine reporting, reflecting upon, and mourning their - and America's - grave loss. All of the essays appeared for the first time and in almost all cases, did not appear in any other published form. Meanwhile, the Issue has spawned several memorial-tributes over the years: The photographs by Gilles Peress, which also appeared for the first time in this Issue, formed the basis of "New York September 11 by Magnum Photographers" (2001). Peress subsequently memorialized the First Anniversary of 9/11 with "Here Is New York: A Democracy of Photographs" (2002), now regarded as one of the greatest photography books of our time. Joel Meyerowitz published his own massive volume, "Aftermath", in 2006. On the occasion of 9/11's Tenth Anniversary, Art Spiegelman's cover art was re-issued as a Commemorative Limited-Edition Print, numbered, signed, and stamped by the artist and Francoise Mouly, his wife and The New Yorker Magazine's Art Editor. The act of mourning and remembering, art as elegy, is the most difficult art of all. Aside from the fact that we are afraid to die, we expect our artists (and ourselves) to be heroes (rather than victims), and so they (and we) often fail miserably when the time comes to mourn. Yet elegy is the one necessary art, all other art is superfluous. Because we're not very good at it, elegy can easily descend into bathos and mawkishness. Despite the small consolation that 9/11's evil perpetrator is dead and gone, remembering and "never forgetting" matter, and always will. An absolute "must-have" title for Modern First, contemporary literature, and photography collectors. This title is a great Issue. This is one of few copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This is the News Stand Edition, with the vertical overlay (NOT included in the Subscription Edition) intact. ALL other copies available online have serious flaws. A rare copy thus. Some of the world's greatest writers, journalists, artists, and photographers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NEW YORKER MAGAZINE ISSUES AND ART SPIEGELMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

Stock number: 21981.

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