First Edition of Signifying Rappers; Signed by David Foster Wallace

  • Signifying Rappers.

Signifying Rappers.

$2,750.00

Item Number: 4641

New York: Ecco Press, 1990.

First edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by David Foster Wallace. In near fine condition. Rare, especially signed by Foster Wallace.

Living together in Cambridge in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared "an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain music called rap/hip-hop." The book they wrote together, set against the legendary Boston music scene, mapped the bipolarities of rap and pop, rebellion and acceptance, glitz and gangsterdom.

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