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Davis, Lydia (Author) & Weinberger, Eliot (Co-Author). TWO AMERICAN SCENES: NEW DIRECTIONS POETRY PAMPHLET SERIES. New York City, NY: New Directions, 2013. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 56 pages. As New.

The authors' prose-poems. One of Lydia Davis' most beautiful works. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as Volume 2 of the New Directions Poetry Pamphlet Series and as a softcover original only. Presents Lydia Davis' "Our Village" and Eliot Weinberger's "A Journey On The Colorado River", a brilliant juxtaposition that "reminds us that American history is rich with material for contemporary artists, and that the seeds of patriotism are simple and enduring: A patch of land, a handful of human beings. But like all good patriots, they have their disagreements. Davis reveres the American landscape for all that it gives us. Weinberger reveres it for what it challenges us to become" (Fiction Magazine). "The best prose stylist in America" (Rick Moody). An absolute "must-have" title for Lydia Davis collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen on her Contribution by Lydia Davis. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is now collectible, an instant classic. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2003. Finalist for the National Book Award in 2007 for "Varieties of Disturbance". One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LYDIA DAVIS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0811220419. $100.00

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