"We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them": First Edition of Trying To Save Piggy Sneed; Inscribed by John Irving to Peter Matthiessen

  • Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.


Item Number: 4658

New York: Arcade Publishing, 1996.

First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to author and fellow National Book Award winning novelist Peter Matthiessen and his wife, "For Peter & Maria- directing your attention to the 2nd piece of the collection first, the memoir called "The Imaginary Girlfriend," but also wishing you a Merry Christmas (1995)- with love John Irving." Fine in a fine dust jacket.

"Supple and energetic as a stylist, Mr. Irving also knows just how to create in the reader's mind a vivid impression of an existing world *and just how to populate it" (The New York Times Book Review).

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