McCourt, James. DELANCEY'S WAY. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 370 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second novel. One of James McCourt's finest - and most inspired - achievements. 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 James McCourt's "Delancey's Way". "The first truly modern Hollywood novel set, of course, in Washington, DC" (Fran Lebowitz). "Sublimely outrageous. Wholly worthy of the seer of 'Time Remaining' - would that the noble Firbank were here to admire it with us" (Harold Bloom). Even more than Susan Sontag (who ardently championed McCourt), Bloom was responsible for establishing McCourt's place in literature by including "Time Remaining: Stories" (1993) in his list of canonical works of the 20th century. An absolute "must-have" title for James McCourt collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by James McCourt. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. McCourt's signature is as flamboyant, impressive, and artful as his art. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: James McCourt is a cult writer (with a uniquely brilliant body of work) who is also a writer's writer. It is a crying shame that mainstream recognition has eluded him because his work represents writing - and reading - as pure pleasure. A rare signed copy thus. James McCourt's "Time Remaining: Stories" is regarded by Harold Bloom as one of the greatest books of the 20th century. One of the finest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMES MCCOURT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375403116. $200.00

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