Warlock; Signed by Oakley Hall
Item Number: 73765
New York: NYRB, 2006.
First edition of the New York Review of Books edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Boldly signed by Oakley Hall on the title page. Introduction by Robert Stone. In very good condition.
Oakley Hall's legendary Warlock revisits and reworks the traditional conventions of the Western to present a raw, funny, hypnotic, ultimately devastating picture of American unreality. First published in the 1950s, at the height of the McCarthy era, Warlock is not only one of the most original and entertaining of modern American novels but a lasting contribution to American fiction. "Also in '59 we simultaneously picked up on what I still think is among the finest of American novels, Warlock, by Oakley Hall. We set about getting others to read it too, and for a while had a micro-cult going. Soon a number of us were talking in Warlock dialogue, a kind of thoughtful, stylized, Victorian Wild West diction" (Thomas Pynchon).