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Roy, Arundhati. WAR TALK. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2003. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 142 pages. Fine/Fine.

Collection of essays on subject. One of the most important texts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents Arundhati Roy's still-controversial and quite compelling response to both the event and subsequent rhetoric we now routinely call 9/11. Her six essays on the implications of 9/11, particularly that it would be used to justify imperial wars in the 21st century, were made long before President Bush and most political commentators uttered the word "Iraq". "Combines brilliant reportage with a passionate, no-holds-barred commentary. I salute both her courage and her skill" (Salman Rushdie). "Writers have proved that when they turn their backs on power and start and feel the pulse and pain of society, they become powerful. This is the power beyond power that Arundhati Roy brings forth" (Vandana Shiva). Roy has always said that she had one novel in her, she wrote it, and became a literary sensation because of it. A beautiful, deceptively fragile-looking presence, she has turned herself into one of the world's most eloquent spokeswomen for the oppressed, the dispossessed, and the powerless. A "must-have" title for Arundhati Roy collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Arundhati Roy. Roy was the star presenter of The Asia Society's "Chindia Dialogues 2011" [China-India Dialogues] , during which the signature was obtained. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1997 for "The God of Small Things". One of the greatest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ARUNDHATI ROY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0896087239. $80.00

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