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Título: The Ghost Writer
Editorial: Farrar, Straus and Giruox, New York, US
Año de publicación: 1979
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: First Edition
This is a genuine US first edition/first printing. with the words 'First printing 1979' and '1.Title' on the copyright page. A true first edition (preceded only by a privately printed, signed and numbered edition). A fantastic copy of the author's eleventh novel, extremely rare, even in the US, and hardly seen in the UK. The condition is astonishing. Almost looks like a new book. Not price-clipped, or ex-libris, or remaindered and with no inscriptions or marks. Jacket pristine, with no creases, chips or rubbing. Pages white and tight. Dark blue boards look great. A really outstanding copy of a scarce book. More photos provided on request. N° de ref. de la librería 000079
The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s; a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his literary idol, E. I. Lonoff.
At Lonoff's, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff's and who may also have been his mistress. Zuckerman, with his active, youthful imagination, wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution. If she were, it might change his life...
The first volume of the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound, The Ghost Writer is about the tensions between literature and life, artistic truthfulness and conventional decency - and about those implacable practitioners who live with the consequences of sacrificing one for the other.
Críticas: "I had only to read the two opening sentences to realize that I was once again in the hands of a superbly endowed storyteller" New York Review of Books "Further evidence that Roth can do practically anything with fiction. His narrative power - the ability to delight the reader simultaneously with the telling and the tale - is superb" Washington Post
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