Palm Sunday. Kurt Vonnegut.
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

ISBN: 0440065933
New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. "Palm Sunday is a marvelous pastiche of speeches, letters, fiction, articles- even a musical comedy- woven together by a narrative in the distinctive, ironic Vonnegut voice to form an autobiography presenting the life and opinions of Kurt Vonnegut in his own words...In short, Palm Sunday is a literary event." (from front flap) The thirteenth published work of Kurt Vonnegut (Jr., 1922-2007), the acclaimed, award-winning, still popular & prolific American author. Subtitled "An Autobiographical Collage," this is a kaleidoscopically hilarious, probing & satirical compilation of short nonfictional & imaginative pieces that defy definition- except as somehow exemplary of this sui generis, classic writer. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as stated on copyright page, issued simultaneously with a limited edition as noted thereon. An essential mid-later career collectible from the always-rewarding Vonnegut canon (now canonized in the Library of America). Book in fine condition with slight wear & fading to thin edges & corners of front, back covers & spine (with little if any effect on bright, intact gilt facsimile signature on front cover or lettering on spine); mild-to-moderate rubbing, browning & spotting to upper edge of text block; much less to side & lower edges of same; latter edge interestingly with purple dye-speckles (perhaps a production flaw since upper &/or occasionally side edges if any are usually dyed in trade hardcover volumes). Interior fine with very slight browning, spotting to blank paste-downs & endpapers; one small, light spot-stain at blank area of shorter title page near upper right corner; several small-to-tiny spots at blank lower margins of four page leaves (pgs. 157-164); miniscule bumps at upper corners of a few of same. Dust jacket good-to-near-fine with mild-to-moderate rubbing, scratching, faint creasing & sparse spotting to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear, tiny bumps & creases at thin edges & corners of same; several short, mostly closed tears at upper edges & corners esp. at spine & between rear flap, back cover. Fine / Good- Near Fine. [Item #4553]

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