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Auster, Paul. SMOKE & BLUE IN THE FACE: TWO FILMS. New York City, NY: Hyperion Books, 1995. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 290 pages. Fine.

The author's debut collection of screenplays. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Glossy pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Paul Auster. Film stills from the finished films. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Paul Auster's "Smoke" and "Blue In The Face". Two of his finest screenplays, a major cinematic and literary achievement. Both of them were eventually made into fine films by Wayne Wang. "Life is both tragic and funny, both absurd and profoundly meaningful. I've tried to embrace this double aspect of experience in the stories I've written, both novels and screenplays" (Paul Auster). An absolute "must-have" title for Paul Auster collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully in black ink-pen on the title page by Paul Auster. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary film and literary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First 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 signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PAUL AUSTER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0786880988. $30.00

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