Item #7412 Sex and Death to the Age 14. Spalding Gray.

Sex and Death to the Age 14

New York: Vintage Books, 1986. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s stiff photo-illustrated paper wraps.

First edition paperback original of late American actor, novelist, and performance artist Spalding Gray's collection of monologues. After moving to New York in the late 1960s, Gray became involved in experimental theater, joining Richard Schechner's Performance Group before leaving to focus on his own writing. A "master of monologues," he produced numerous one-man dramas throughout his career, most of which consisted of dark, dry humor. Many of his personal narratives were adapted into films, including his best known Swimming to Cambodia (1987) directed by John Demme. His last monologue, "Life Interrupted," was left unfinished when he died by presumed suicide in 2004. This collection comprises the title piece, "Booze, Cars, and College Girls," "47 Beds," "Nobody Wanted to Sit Behind a Desk," "Travels through New England," and "Terror of Pleasure: The House." Light edgewear to wraps, some toning to textblock. Very good. Item #7412


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