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Sante, Luc (Author) & Marcus, Greil (Contributor). KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS: PIECES 1990-2005. New York City, NY: YETI Books, 2007. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 300 pages. As New.

The author's debut collection of essays. Now considered a contemporary classic. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. A brilliant production by McGuire Barber Design: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. The cover design utilizes Francesco Clemente's "Palladium Door IX", one of his finest paintings. Text by Luc Sante. Introduction by Greil Marcus. Printed on archival paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents some of Luc Sante's finest essays, a distillation of his lifework as one of the most original American literary voices of our time. "Originally published in journals or newspapers such as The New York Review of Books and The Village Voice, the individual pieces, 25 in all, deal with New York City and its environs or with significant figures or events in American music, literature, the visual arts, and pop culture. Here are pieces on Bob Dylan, Buddy Bolden, the origin of the blues, Hegre and the Tintin books, Walker Evans, Michael Lesy's photography books, and Robert Mapplethorpe. Sante is a keen observer and often insightful commentator regarding popular culture as well as the underbelly and detritus of American life" (R. M. Peterson). "One of the handful of living masters of American language as well as a singular historian and philosopher of American experience" (The New Yorker Magazine). Sante describes his title, "Kill all your darlings", as "writerly advice attributed to William Faulkner". A "must-have" title for Luc Sante collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Luc Sante. He also crossed out his printed name. This title is now highly collectible. Sante did exactly one signing, in New York City only, and did not tour to promote the book. This is one of very few signed copies of the true First Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LUC SANTE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1891241532. $70.00

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