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Maruya, Saiichi (Translated by Dennis Keene). SINGULAR REBELLION. Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha International, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 412 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. Now considered one of the key works of modern Japanese literature. The first appearance of the title in English. 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 Saiichi Maruya's "Singular Rebellion" in a felicitous English translation. His first novel. "Surely that bland-looking businessman you saw crossing the street does not have a single rebellious thought in his mind. Think again" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Saiichi Maruya collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First English-Language 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 Japanese writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SAIICHI MARUYA TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0870117637. $20.00

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