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Sontag, Susan. THE VOLCANO LOVER: THE SOUVENIR BROADSIDE. Berkeley, CA: Black Oak Books/Okeanos Press, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Fine. Signed.

Rare Susan Sontag collectible item. A pristine copy of the Excerpt from "The Volcano Lover" broadside, signed by Susan Sontag. Published in a one-time-only print run whose limitation is not stated. None of the copies was commercially sold. There is no ISBN. The broadside is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Okeanos Press: Vertical 7 X 13 inches format. Antique map illustration on top. Text by Susan Sontag in the middle. Her name in bold maroon letters at the bottom. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Printed on cream, thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of her reading at Black Oak Bookstore during her national book tour in 1992. Presents Susan Sontag's "The Volcano Lover" broadside. Her most successful and accomplished novel, which catapulted her to mainstream bestseller status. Features the last three paragraphs, uttered by a female character who comes to a horrific end, which sums up and ends the novel. "They thought they were civilized. They were despicable. Damn them all" are the novel's frequently-quoted last three sentences. Patricia Highsmith, one of the greatest Modernist and thriller-genre writers of the 20th century, called "The Volcano Lover" the best book she had read by an American writer in the last decade of the 20th century. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Susan Sontag collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on recto by Susan Sontag. It is signed directly on the broadside itself, not on a tipped-in page. This broadside is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy 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: None of the copies was commercially distributed. Susan Sontag did NOT sign most copies of it. Being ephemera, few copies have survived: OCLC locates 1 unsigned copy in the Permanent Collection of Brown University. 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 collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN SONTAG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $200.00

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