The Plays of J.P. Donleavy.

Inscribed by J.P. Donleavy to his Publisher Seymour Lawrence

The Plays of J.P. Donleavy.



Item Number: 3968

Boston: Seymour Lawrence Book/ Delacorte Press, 1972.

First edition of this work by the author of The Ginger Man. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher Seymour Lawrence, “90 Beacon St. To Seymour Lawrence 2:15 Nov. 5, 1973 on the comeback trail J.P. Donleavy.” 90 Beacon Street was the headquarters of the publisher Seymour Lawrence in Boston. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Collection includes: The Ginger Man, Fairy Tales of New York, A Singular Man, and The Saddest Summer of Samuel S.

J.P. Donleavy and Seymour Lawrence first met in 1961, and had been corresponding regarding Donleavy’s work in progress A Fairy Tale of New York. Donleavy gave Lawrence The Ginger Man to publish, which, in association with Delacorte/Dell, came out in 1965 (the first complete and unexpurgated edition published in the U.S.) to great success. Lawrence built a remarkable list of important authors, including: Thomas Berger, Richard Brautigan, Kurt Vonnegut, William Styron, Jim Harrison, William Saroyan, Frank Conroy and several Nobel Laureates.

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