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Johnson, Denis. THE LAUGHING MONSTERS. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 228 pages. As New/As New.

The author's eighth novel and eleventh work of fiction. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. 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 Denis Johnson's "The Laughing Monsters". What fuels the demands and mysteries of literature. "The wreckage is what essential writers particularize, and Denis Johnson's interests have always been in wreckage, both individual and universal. Addresses the vanishing present, a giddy trickle-down of global exploitation and hubris, the farcical exploits of cold dudes in a hard land" (The New York Times Book Review). "It would be hard to find a better American writer, at the level of the sentence, than Johnson" (Boston Globe). Denis Johnson died on May 24, 2017, and despite a fairly long and brilliant career, it is a premature loss. An absolute "must-have" title for Denis Johnson collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the half-title page by Denis Johnson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as copies available online are. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover 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. Winner of the National Book Award in 2007 and Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for "Tree of Smoke". Denis Johnson's "Jesus' Son" was selected by the panel of New York Times writers, critics, and editors as one of the Top 20 most important works of American fiction of the last 25 years. One of the greatest American writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DENIS JOHNSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374280592. $150.00

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