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Kushner, Rachel. THE FLAMETHROWERS: ADVANCE READER'S EDITION AND PARIS REVIEW EXCERPT AND ORIGINAL PORTFOLIO. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 295 pages. Fine.

Rare Rachel Kushner collectible set. A signed copy of the Paris Review Issue with a rare fine copy of the Advance Reader's Edition of "The Flamethrowers". The Paris Review Issue features "Blanks", a self-contained excerpt from "The Flamethrowers", accompanied by "The Flamethrowers" Portfolio, curated with original text by Rachel Kushner, which appears in this Issue only. The author's second novel, "The Flamethrowers" is one of the most important literary events of our time. The Paris Review Winter 2012 Issue marks the very first appearance of the novel in any published form whereas the Advance Reader's Edition precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, including the First Hardcover Edition. They were both published in small and limited print runs as softcover originals only. Both the Paris Review Issue and the Advance Reader's Edition are now rare. Presents, in eminently collectible pre-publication formats, Rachel Kushner's now-beloved second novel. The Paris Review Issue contains not just "Blanks", a brilliant excerpt from the novel, but a full-fledged Portfolio of photographs, original art, and music curated by Rachel Kushner with detailed commentary by her. An indispensable supplement to her ground-breaking novel, the Portfolio was assembled by the author, commissioned by, and appears in this Paris Review Issue only. "One of the most brilliant writers of the new century" (Robert Stone). An absolute "must-have" set for Rachel Kushner collectors. This copy of the Paris Review Winter 2012 Issue, which contains "Blanks", an excerpt for "The Flamethrowers", and "The Flamethrowers" Portfolio, is very boldly and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (in the year of publication) in black pen by the author: "Rachel Kushner 9/22/2013 NYC". It comes with a fine copy of the Advance Reader's Edition. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such set available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. A rare set thus. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER RACHEL KUSHNER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1439142009. $150.00

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