"SANDY'S HUSBAND HAD BEEN ON THE SOFA EVER SINCE HE'D BEEN TERMINATED THREE MONTHS AGO": SIGNED FIRST EDITION OF RAYMOND CARVER’S CATHEDRAL
Item Number: 86899
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
First edition of Carver’s award-winning collection of stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Raymond Carver on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Sara Eisenman. A superior example.
Cathedral was a landmark in Carver's career; shortly after its publication, he said that it was his favorite collection. Cathedral won high critical praise as summoning "remembrances of Hemingway… written with a dry intensity, and moving, at the climaxes, from the commonplace to the unnerving" (New York Times). Nominated for a national Book Critics Circle Award,, Cathedral includes "A Small, Good Thing," first-place winner in 1983 of the prestigious O. Henry Award, as well as "Where I'm Calling From" and the title story.