“LET US BE SEPARATED BY WARS AND PESTILENCE, DEATH, MADNESS BUT NOT BY THE PASSING OF TIME”: FIRST EDITION OF FOOLS DIE; INSCRIBED BY MARIO PUZO TO FELLOW AUTHOR HENRY ROTH
Puzo, Mario [Henry Roth].
Item Number: 5100
New York: Putnam, 1978.
First edition of Puzo’s classic novel set in a world where law and organized crime are one and the same. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Roth From a great admirer of your work Mario Puzo.” From the library of Henry Roth, the acclaimed author of Call it Sleep and Mercy of a Rude Stream. A nice association linking two great writers of the immigrant experience, Puzo for the Italian immigrant experience as Roth for the Jewish experience. “Puzo was destined to become the Italian Henry Roth” (The New York Times).
Hailed by the New York Times "as the publishing event of the decade." "Fools Die is my personal favorite. I thought I tried some new things in fiction, and I was very happy when it was a success" (Mario Puzo).