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Moring, Marcel (Translated by Stacey Knecht). IN BABYLON. New York City, NY: William Morrow & Company, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 417 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's third novel. One of Marcel Moring's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. 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 Marcel Moring's "In Babylon" in a felicitous English translation. Beautifully written, just as beautifully translated by Stacey Knecht. His previous work, "The Great Longing", was the European bestseller of 1992, and won his country's most prestigious prize. The poet Muriel Rukeyser said that "the universe is composed of stories, not atoms", and one cannot escape that fact with this book. "In Babylon" is filled with stories pulling you along, stories strung together in an unconventional way, the effect more like a densely woven mat than a pretty necklace. An absolute "must-have" title for Marcel Moring collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. One of the most brilliant writers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0688176453. $20.00

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