First Edition in English of Le Clezio's The Giants; Signed by Him

  • The Giants.

The Giants.


Item Number: 775

New York: Atheneum, 1975.

First American edition of the author’s sixth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear. Jacket design by Diane Simmard. Translated from the French by Simon Watson Taylor.

Upon an immense stretch of flat ground at the mouth of a river bathed in sunlight rises Hyperpolis. It stands there, surrounded by its four asphalt car-parks, to condemn us - a huge enveloping supermarket. Each of us will see ourselves reflected in the characters who move mindlessly about Hyperpolis, but The Giants is a call to rebellion. This bold and inventive novel is the work of a tremendously talented writer and both an intoxicating and exhilarating read.

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