Book #19559

The Sibyl - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Pär Lagerkvist
The Sibyl - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Pär Lagerkvist.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [iv], 154, [2] pages
Publisher: New York: Random House, c1958.

A very attractive first American edition/first printing in Fine condition in about Fine dust-jacket, light browning to edges.

Nobel laureate Lagerkvist's "human parable of startling proportions asking monumental questions of the spirit, as personal as a heartbeat, as complex as the revolution of worlds." (from the dust-jacket) Translated from the original Swedish by Naomi Walford.

Price: $150.00

Author Bio

Pär Lagerkvist

Pär Lagerkvist, born in born in Växjö, Sweden (May 23, 1891 - July 11, 1974) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951. He produced poems, plays, novels, stories, and essays of considerable expressive power and influence from his early 20s to his late 70s. Lagerkvist increasingly has dealt with the problem of man's relation to God, particularly in his three important novels, Dvärgen (1944) [The Dwarf], Barabbas (1950), and Sibyllan (1956) [The Sibyl]. Barabbas, the story of a «believer without faith», was his first truly international success, hailed as a masterwork (among others by fellow Nobel Prize in Literature winner André Gide).