"There is no hatred in my love for you. Only a sadness I feel all the more strongly for my inability to explain or describe it": First Edition of David Foster Wallace’s First Novel, The Broom of the System; Signed by Him

  • The Broom of the System.
  • The Broom of the System.

The Broom of the System.

Item Number: 23047

New York: Viking Press, 1987.

First edition of the author’s first book, which consisted of a printing run of 1300 copies. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example.

Published when the author was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. "Daring, hilarious... a zany picaresque adventure of contemporary America run amok" (The New York Times).