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Brodkey, Harold. THE WORLD IS THE HOME OF LOVE AND DEATH. New York City, NY: Henry Holt And Company, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 312 pages. As New/As New.

Posthumous collection of the author's finest short stories. Published one year after his untimely death from AIDS. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Harold Brodkey completes the extraordinary literary voyage that began with the publication of his first short story in The New Yorker Magazine in 1952. During the past four decades, Brodkey established himself as a Modern Master of short fiction. In this extraordinary collection, Harold Brodkey returns to themes he has treated so memorably in the past: The conformity and stupefying monotony of suburbia, the malevolence of cocktail-party conversation, bringing to them a new refinement and compression. In all of these stories, Brodkey proves that there has never been a more acute translator of the language of power, coercion, and ultimately, love. It is altogether appropriate that Brodkey's final return to fiction should be to the short story, a form that he has influenced so profoundly. A "must-have" title for Harold Brodkey collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of relatively few copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. "First Love and Other Stories" is regarded by Harold Bloom as one of the canonical titles of the 20th century. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HAROLD BRODKEY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0805055134. $20.00

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