Antrim, Donald. ELECT MR. ROBINSON FOR A BETTER WORLD. New York City, NY: Viking Press, 1993. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 185 pages. Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. Uncorrected Proof. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny print run for the exclusive use of the author and publisher. There is no ISBN. The Uncorrected Proof is now rare. Presents Donald Antrim's "Elect Mr. Robinson For A Better World". It announced a daring new American voice, in a precisely crafted, spectacularly provocative work. "Antrim is that rarest of birds, a virtuoso satirist. He plays the banal against the grotesque, sets a fool's logic grinding like a tiny wheel against the ceiling of a pancake house, and finally opens the exit to the void. Antrim's extraordinary imagination has invited comparison of his work with that of Italo Calvino, but Antrim has a sharper razor, a diamond eye drilling our culture and time. In Antrim's pinball machine, the reader ricochets from intellectual pleasure to anxiety to nervous laughter" (Annie Proulx). Being compared with Italo Calvino would actually have been enough. An absolute "must-have" title for Donald Antrim collectors. This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of a handful of copies of the Uncorrected Proof still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DONALD ANTRIM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $20.00

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