First Edition of Gao Xingjian's Buying a Fishing Rod For My Grandfather; Signed by Him
Buying a Fishing Rod For My Grandfather.
Item Number: 1237
New York: Harper Collins, 2004.
First American edition of the author’s first collection of short stories published in English. Octavo, original boards. Signed and dated in the year of publication by Gao Xingjian on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
These six stories by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian transport the reader to moments where the fragility of love and life, and the haunting power of memory, are beautifully unveiled. In "The Temple," the narrator's acute and mysterious anxiety overshadows the delirious happiness of an outing with his new wife on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp," a man narrowly escapes drowning in the sea, only to find that no one even noticed his absence. In the titlestory, the narrator attempts to relieve his homesickness only to find that he is lost in a labyrinth of childhood memories. “[Gao’s] narrators walk as if in a dream through a private landscape of memory and sensation” (Boston Globe).
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First American edition of the Nobel Prize winning author’s second novel published in English. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Xingjian on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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Autographed letter signed. Custom writing paper with the author’s 4 Durham Place Chelsea address and telephone number printed at the header. “To C. Gallop, “Dear Sir with all good wishes, yours sincerely Bram Stoker 17/1/08.” Measures 8 inches by 5 inches.
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First edition of the author’s landmark first novel, which went on to win the National Book Award. Octavo, original black and tan cloth. Boldly signed by Ralph Ellison on the title page. Very good in an excellent dust jacket with only light rubbing to the spine extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.