New York: North Point Press, 1998. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher's photo-illustrated paper-covered boards, original printed acetate dust jacket.
First US edition of British essayist and novelist Dyer's book about writing a book about D.H. Lawrence, a tour de force hybrid of memoir and criticism. "Looking back it seems, on the one hand, hard to believe that I could have wasted so much time, could have exhausted myself so utterly, wondering when I was going to begin my study of D.H. Lawrence; on the other, it seems equally hard to believe that I ever started it, for the prospect of embarking on this study of Lawrence accelerated and intensified the psychological disarray it was meant to delay and alleviate." Originally published in the UK in 1997. Trace of dampstaining to bottom edge, light sunning to spine; unclipped dust jacket with minor surface rubbing. Near fine. Item #1426