“Out there, in the open desert, men can walk for days without passing a single house, seeing a well, for the desert is so vast that no one can know it all": First American Edition of Desert Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author J.M.G. Le Clezio
Le Clezio, J.M.G.$300.00
Item Number: 1555
Boston: A Verba Mundi Book, 2009.
First American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the wrap around band. Signed by the author on the title page.
In its citation, The Nobel Committee singled out "Desert", "This work contains magnificent images of a lost culture in the North African desert, contrasted with a depiction of Europe seen through the eyes of unwanted immigrants. The main character is a utopian antithesis to the ugliness and brutality of European society."