Book #20013

Ego And Art In Walt Whitman - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Updike
Book #20013 Ego And Art In Walt Whitman - 1st Edition/1st Printing. John Updike.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Targ Editions, 1980.

An attractive first edition/first printing, limited to 350 copies, in unread Very Fine condition, in glassine, lacking the plain wrapper. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the limitation page.

Updike's review of Walt Whitman, often called the greatest American poet for his Leaves of Grass (1855.) Originally given as a talk at the Morgan Library in New York City on October 4, 1977. Eventually reprinted as Whitman's Egotheism; 8vo; 28 pages; Signed by Author.

Price: $150.00

Author Bio

John Updike

John Hoyer Updike (Mar. 18, 1932 - Jan. 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series with Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest receiving the Pulitzer Prize. Updike was widely recognized for his careful craftsmanship and prolific output, having published more than 20 novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books.

The Books Tell You Why Guarantee

Consistent with, and exceeding the policies and Code of Ethics of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC), Books Tell You Why guarantees the authenticity of autographed items for the lifetime of the original purchaser, i.e., Books Tell You Why will provide a full refund of the original purchasing price incl. two-way shipping at any time where lack of authenticity can be proven and where proof of purchase is supplied by the original purchaser.