SPECTATOR BIRD (signed): Stegner, Wallace SPECTATOR BIRD (signed): Stegner, Wallace SPECTATOR BIRD (signed): Stegner, Wallace

SPECTATOR BIRD (signed)

Stegner, Wallace

ISBN 10: 0385078900 / ISBN 13: 9780385078900
Verlag: Doubleday & Company, Garden City, 1976
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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C. 1976, otherwise no date. (Later printing.) Off-white flecked boards with black cloth spine with silver spine lettering. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "For_______, gratefully, Wallace Stegner/Los Altos Hills/June 24, 1982." (The recipient was his secretary.) The boards show a thin line of faint discoloration along the upper and lower edges, and a bit on the front edge of the rear board. Trace of wear to spine ends. Contents fine. Jacket, with $6.95 price intact, has light wear along the front fold, even lighter wear along the upper edge of the front panel, a tiny bit of chipping at corners and spine ends, and siightly darkened spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 901552

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Titel: SPECTATOR BIRD (signed)

Verlag: Doubleday & Company, Garden City

Erscheinungsdatum: 1976

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Very Good

Signiert: Inscribed and Signed By Author

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This tour-de-force of American literature and a winner of the National Book Award is a profound, intimate, affecting novel from one of the most esteemed literary minds of the last century and a beloved chronicler of the West.
 
Joe Allston is a cantankerous, retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, has not been his choice. He has passed through life as a spectator, before retreating to the woods of California in the 1970s with only his wife, Ruth, by his side. When an unexpected postcard from a long-lost friend arrives, Allston returns to the journals of a trip he has taken years before, a journey to his mother's birth­place where he once sought a link with his past. Uncovering this history floods Allston with memories, both grotesque and poignant, and finally vindicates him of his past and lays bare that Joe Allston has never been quite spectator enough.

About the Author:

Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was the author of, among other novels, Remembering Laughter, 1937; The Big Rock Candy Mountain, 1943; Joe Hill, 1950; All the Little Live Things, 1967 (Commonwealth Club Gold Medal); A Shooting Star, 1961; Angle of Repose, 1971 (Pulitzer Prize); The Spectator Bird, 1976 (National Book Award, 1977); Recapitulation, 1979; and Crossing to Safety, 1987. His nonfiction includes Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, 1954; Wolf Willow, 1963; The Sound of Mountain Water (essays), 1969; The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto, 1974; and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three of his short stories have won O. Henry Prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for his lifetime literary achievements. His Collected Stories was published in 1990.

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