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DeLillo, Don. THE ANGEL ESMERALDA: NINE STORIES. New York City, NY: Scribner & Company, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 215 pages. As New/As New.

The author's debut collection of short stories. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Don DeLillo's "The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories". After a lifetime of superlative achievement, his very first short story collection. As has been pointed out, the subtitle, "Nine Stories", is a nod to J. D. Salinger's eponymous and only short story collection, suggesting a literary challenge by DeLillo, and that this may also be his only collection. "The richness of his work, the pleasures - intellectual, visceral, poetic, comic - are unrivalled. The connections he makes from the data of our lives, and the way he renders these connections into sly, steely, grieving song, remain incomparable. Writing that stretches and reinvigorates consciousness, that delivers them bravely to places of fresh feeling, and leads them thrillingly through the mysteries and moods of contemporary existence" (Sam Lipsyte). An absolute "must-have" title for Don DeLillo collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Don DeLillo. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. DeLillo made a rare public appearance in New York City to launch and sign copies of the book. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: DeLillo seldom does public signings, and limits the number of books he signs when he does. Signed copies of his books are usually available from the publisher, pre-signed on a tipped-in page, which does not have the same collectible value. For whatever reason, many copies available online have serious flaws. A scarce signed copy thus. Regarded by the literary critic Harold Bloom as one of the canonical writers of the 20th century. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Jerusalem Prize in 1999, the first American writer to be so honored, among numerous other literary prizes. "Underworld" was selected as the second most important work of American fiction of the last 25 years by The New York Times panel of writers, editors, and critics. "Libra" and "White Noise" were included in the Top 20 list. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DON DELILLO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1451655843. $100.00

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