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Sontag, Susan. IN AMERICA. Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library/The Signed First Edition Society, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 387 pages. Fine. Signed.

The author's fourth and final novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. Limited Edition of 1300 signed copies, as stated. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition. Published in a one-time-only print run as a Leatherbound Edition that sold out upon publication. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by The Franklin Library: Regular-sized volume format. Leather boards with elaborate gilt design on the cover and gilt titles on the spine, as issued. Text by Susan Sontag. "Special Message"/ Essay Introduction by the author appears in this Limited Edition only. Raised bands. Gilt paper edges. Marbled endpapers. Bound-in satin ribbon marker. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, 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, and yet is THE story of America even for Sontag, the ultimate Europe-besotted American native. A deeply moving novel about the idea of self-transformation, which is 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. Because: 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 of the Limited Edition is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the Front Limitation Page by Susan Sontag. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Unlike ALL other titles of the Franklin Library/Signed First Edition Society, the limitation of 1300 copies is stated, and as such, is small. Copies available online have serious flaws because they have been opened and browsed through. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare 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 writer-intellectuals of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN SONTAG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $100.00

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