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Sontag, Susan. IN AMERICA. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 287 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's fourth novel. 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 Susan Sontag's "In America". Her novel-length story of America from the point-of-view of an outsider/immigrant, sadly more relevant than ever in our time. A rewarding and deeply moving novel about the whole idea of self-transformation, which the author considers to be the essence of what it means to be an American: "Newness, emptiness, pastlessness, this dream of turning life into a pure future that colored many immigrants' view of America". "You have to know when to let the old life go, and go on and not look back and have regrets. Otherwise you will always be sad, because you are always losing something. That's the way life is if you let misfortunes strike you too hard, you won't see the new chance coming" (Susan Sontag). An absolute "must-have" title for Susan Sontag collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the half-title page by Susan Sontag. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate, as many copies available online are. It comes with a pristine copy of "An Evening With Susan Sontag National Book Award For Fiction" Souvenir Program during which event her signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of 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. It is one of the single most beautiful copies we have ever seen. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant, the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977 for "On Photography", the National Book Award in 2000 for "In America", and the Jerusalem Prize in 2001. Shimon Peres, in awarding the Jerusalem Prize, described Sontag as "one of the world's finest writers and greatest minds". One of the most influential and important American writer-intellectuals of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN SONTAG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374175403. $70.00

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