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Robinson, Christopher & Kovite, Gavin. WAR OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDISTS. New York City, NY: Scribner, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 435 pages. As New/As New.

The authors' breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts 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. Removable "Signed By The Author" sticker pasted in front. Presents Christopher Robinson's and Gavin Kovite's "War of The Encyclopaedists", their first novel. "In a superb, rare literary collaboration, two major new talents join their voices to tell the story of a generation at a crossroads, and a friendship that stretches over continents and crises, from the liberal arena of Boston academia to the military occupation of Iraq" (Publisher's blurb). "A wise and wise-assed first novel, with sweep and heart and humor" (Mary Karr). "Offers a brilliant portrait of America in the early years of the Iraq War. Simultaneously a coming-of-age story, a war story, and a story of the disaffected millennial generation for whom the war hardly happened at all" (Phil Klay). Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite have solid lit cred and street cred: The former is an award-winning "Yale Younger Poets" laureate while the latter was an infantry platoon leader in Baghdad who has published short stories in various literary magazines and a graduate of New York University Law School who is now a dedicated Army lawyer. Their collaborative novel (they have no plans of writing together again; this is it) is a genuine literary achievement. An absolute "must-have" title for Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite collectors. This Autographed Copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become collectible. As far as we know, this is the only double-signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Two of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. . ISBN 1476775427. $50.00

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