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Hemon, Aleksandar (Editor); Banville, John & Other Contributors. BEST EUROPEAN FICTION 2013. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2013. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 475 pages. As New.

Collection of outstanding contemporary European fiction. The Fourth Volume in the projected annual "Best European Fiction" Series. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. Edited with an Introduction by Aleksandar Hemon and a Preface by John Banville. Contributions by various authors. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Volume Four of the Best European Fiction. "The best year yet for Best European Fiction. The inimitable John Banville joins the list of distinguished preface writers for Aleksandar Hemon's Series, and A. S. Byatt represents England among a luminous cast of European contributors. Fans of the series will find everything they've grown to love, while new readers will discover what they've been missing!" (Publisher's blurb). "The collection's diverse range of styles includes more experimental works than a typical American anthology might. Hemon's only criteria were to include the best works from as many countries as possible" (The Wall Street Journal). An absolute "must-have" title for Aleksandar Hemon, John Banville, and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Aleksandar Hemon. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Hemon was one of the "headline" artists of the Chicago Humanities Festival 2016. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the (very beautiful) Souvenir Program of the Festival. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such 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. Some of the world's greatest writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALEKSANDAR HEMON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1564787923. $30.00

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