First Edition of the O. Henry Stories; Signed by David Foster Wallace

  • Prize Stories 1989: The O. Henry Awards. Includes the Story Here and There.

Prize Stories 1989: The O. Henry Awards. Includes the Story Here and There.

$850.00

Item Number: 4090

New York: Doubleday, 1989.

First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the front free endpaper. Included is the story "Here and There" by David Foster Wallace, which was chosen as one of the best short stories of the year. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.

"Here and There" is really very beautiful. Plus, it’s a good writing program revenge story. In David’s first year at grad school, his professors threatened he might be kicked out. He turned in "Here and There," his professor hated it—and then it got picked by the O. Henry Prize Stories collection as one of the best of its year. "And it was all I could do not to, you know, send him the jacket of the book. I mean, to do something really like that, because he had hurt my feelings" (David Lipsky).

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