On the Rebound. James Purdy.
On the Rebound

On the Rebound. A Story & Nine Poems

Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1970. Signed Limited Edition. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth over mustard paper-covered boards, printed label to spine, upper board stamped in black, gray, and red, original acetate dust jacket.

"My work has been compared to an underground river which is flowing often undetected through the American landscape." Signed limited first edition of a collection of short pieces by fabulist and humorist James Purdy, signed by the author to the colophon. Gathering nine previously unpublished poems and short anti-establishment satire "On the Rebound," this volume is exemplary of the writer’s unique style and often shocking subject matter that for many years branded him as a literary outsider. Praised by such diverse writers as Edward Albee, Paul and Jane Bowles, and Jonathan Franzen (who considers him "one of the most undervalued and underread writers in America"), Purdy gained a wide readership toward the end of his life and career. Illustrated with color drawings by the author. Number 220 out of 300 copies signed. Minor toning to board edges, small chip to head of spine of acetate dust jacket. Near fine. Item #4511


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