“I don’t know anybody. I turn sentences around, and that’s it": First Edition of Philip Roth's The Ghost Writer; Signed by Him

  • The Ghost Writer.

The Ghost Writer.


Item Number: 12037

New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1979.

First edition of the author’s first book in his acclaimed Zuckerman series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Sigrid Spaeth.

The first volume of the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound, The Ghost Writer is about the tensions between literature and life, artistic truthfulness and conventional decency—and about those implacable practitioners who live with the consequences of sacrificing one for the other. "Further evidence that Roth can do practically anything with fiction. His narrative power—the ability to delight the reader simultaneously with the telling and the tale—is superb" (Washington Post).

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