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Spiegelman, Art (Artist); Franzen, Jonathan; Sontag, Susan; Updike, John & Other Contributors. THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 ISSUE: "9/11/01". New York City, NY: The New Yorker, 2001. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 96 pages. Fine.

Rare New Yorker Magazine collectible item. A fine copy of the The 9/11 Memorial Issue News Stand Edition. One of the first instant classics of literary and photographic reportage of our time. Pictorial softcovers, as issued. The cover features the reproduction of the black-on-black art, "9/11/01", by Art Spiegelman, one of his most brilliant creations. The Twin Towers can only be seen clearly against the raking light and from a certain angle. When the cover is viewed at eye level, they are invisible; all we see is the stark-black page, which is Spiegelman's eloquent and poignant point: The Towers are gone, but will somehow always be there in our mind's eye. Contributions by Donald Antrim, Jonathan Franzen, John Updike, Susan Sontag, Aharon Appelfeld, Denis Johnson, Rebecca Mead, Amitav Ghosh, Hendrik Hertzberg, and Roger Angell. Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz and Gilles Peress. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "The New Yorker Magazine September 11, 2001 Issue: 9/11/01". What remains. The single most poignant magazine coverage of 9/11, a great fallen city's greatest magazine reporting, reflecting upon, and mourning their - and America's - grave loss. All of the essays appeared for the first time and in almost all cases, did not appear in any other published form. Meanwhile, the Issue has spawned several memorial-tributes over the years: The photographs by Gilles Peress, which also appeared for the first time in this Issue, formed the basis of "New York September 11 by Magnum Photographers" (2001). Peress subsequently memorialized the First Anniversary of 9/11 with "Here Is New York: A Democracy of Photographs" (2002), now regarded as one of the greatest photography books of our time. Joel Meyerowitz published his own massive volume, "Aftermath", in 2006. On the occasion of 9/11's Tenth Anniversary, Art Spiegelman's cover art was re-issued as a Commemorative Limited-Edition Print, numbered, signed, and stamped by the artist and Francoise Mouly, his wife and The New Yorker Magazine's Art Editor. The act of mourning and remembering, art as elegy, is the most difficult art of all. Aside from the fact that we are afraid to die, we expect our artists (and ourselves) to be heroes (rather than victims), and so they (and we) often fail miserably when the time comes to mourn. Yet elegy is the one necessary art, all other art is superfluous. Because we're not very good at it, elegy can easily descend into bathos and mawkishness. Despite the small consolation that 9/11's evil perpetrator is dead and gone, remembering and "never forgetting" matter, and always will. An absolute "must-have" title for Modern First, contemporary literature, and photography collectors. This title is a great Issue. This is one of few copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This is the News Stand Edition, with the vertical overlay (NOT included in the Subscription Edition) intact. ALL other copies available online have serious flaws. A rare copy thus. Some of the world's greatest writers, journalists, artists, and photographers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NEW YORKER MAGAZINE ISSUES AND ART SPIEGELMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $100.00

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