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Roth, Philip. THE FACTS: A NOVELIST'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 185 pages. Fine. Signed.

The author's debut memoir. Now considered a late-modern classic. Limited Slipcased Edition of 250 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by FSG: Regular-sized volume format. Orange cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on spine, as issued. Text by Philip Roth. Matching cream cloth slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, Philip Roth's "The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography". His first memoir, about himself, followed and completed by "Patrimony: A True Story" (1991), about his father. In a lifetime of prodigious writing, there have been no more than ten Philip Roth Limited Editions in all, making each one of them eminently collectible. Surely, Roth deserved more, and were it not for his fraught relationship with FSG, he would have gotten more. "Reflections that stand on their own as perspicacious insights by a Master of fiction on one writer's beginnings, quest for freedom, and creative muses. Uninhibited, introspective, self-confrontational" (Publishers Weekly). "For the last half-century, the novels of Philip Roth have re-energized American fiction and re-defined its possibilities. Roth's comic genius, his imaginative daring, his courage in exploring uncomfortable truths, and his assaults on political, cultural, and sexual orthodoxies have made him one of the essential writers of our time" (Ross Miller). An absolute "must-have" title for Philip Roth collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page. It is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Philip Roth. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Six of Philip Roth's novels were selected as among the Top 20 works of American fiction of the last 25 years: "American Pastoral", "The Counterlife", "Operation Shylock", "Sabbath's Theater", "The Human Stain", and "The Plot Against America". One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PHILIP ROTH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374152128. $300.00

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