L'alienation dans le roman americain contemporain (Two Volumes). Pierre Dommergues, William S. Burroughs.
L'alienation dans le roman americain contemporain (Two Volumes)

L'alienation dans le roman americain contemporain (Two Volumes)

ISBN: 2264001070;2264001
Paris, France: 10/18 (Collection dirigee par Christian Bourgois), 1976. First Edition. Book. A two-volume critical study of modern American literature by noted French scholar Pierre Dommergues, who authored an early study of Saul Bellow. In the second volume is an extensive chapter, divided into sections, devoted to the works of William S. Burroughs & entitled "William Burroughs: La Lutte Contre la Repression." The volumes also relate extensively to Bellow & Norman Mailer, with references to many other important twentieth century literary figures. All text in French. Featuring illustrations by famed New Yorker cartoonist Saul Steinberg on both front covers. These appear to be softcover original first printings, Volume 1 refers to "Acheve d'imprimer le 2 Decembre 1976 & "Depot legal: 1er trimestre 1977" in rear endpaper colophon; Volume 2 to "Acheve d'imprimer le 24 Decembre 1976" & "Depot legal: 4e trimestre 1976" at same (preceding endpaper page leaf listing other books in publisher's series). For the French-fluent WSB scholar & collector. Volume 1 in very fine condition with only very mild rubbing, scratching & light browning of front, esp. back covers & spine; miniscule wear & tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; short, faint wave-crease at upper right corner of front cover extending decreasingly to same corners of first 50 or so page leaves; mild browning of text block edges. Interior very fine with moderate light browning to page leaves, mostly at blank margins; wave-creases noted above. Volume 2 also in very fine condition, almost exactly the same inside & out as Volume 1 except with less of a wave-crease at upper right corner of front cover; more light, faint creases at & near upper edges & corners of back cover, extending decreasingly to same corners of last 20 or so page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #2993]

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