J.D. Salinger's Copy of Steinbeck's

  • The Forgotten Village: Life in a Mexican Village.

The Forgotten Village: Life in a Mexican Village.

Item Number: 73026

New York: The Viking Press, 1941.

First edition of the early Steinbeck work. Quarto, original cloth. From the library of writer J.D. Salinger’s, with his signature. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and tears. Rare and desirable.

The novelist who wrote The Grapes of Wrath and the director who produced Crisis and Lights Out in Europe combined their superb talents to tell the story of the coming of modern medicine to the natives of Mexico. There have been several notable examples of this pen-camera method of narration, but The Forgotten Village is unique among them in that Steinbeck wrote the text before a single picture was shot. The book and the movie from which The Forgotten Village was made have a continuity and a dramatic growth not to be found in typical documentary films of the time.