New York: W.W. Norton, 2005. First Edition.
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An Extraordinary One-Volume Literary Education
[SIGNED] New York: W.W. Norton, 2005. First Edition. Features scores of Dirda's most engaging essays, never previously collected in book form: from the anecdotal Herodotus and James Boswell to the sensuous Colette and Steven Millhauser to such European masters as Joseph Roth, Flann O'Brien, and Penelope Fitzgerald to The Arabian Nights, the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, the crime novels of Chester Himes and K.C. Constantine, and the worlds of Tarzan, Cormac McCarthy, and Proust. Hardcover with dust jacket. 525 pages.
8vo., 525pp.; VG/VG; spine black with orange and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; price uncut; INSCRIBED on title page; copyright page states first edition, but number line reads 234567890; very minor bumping; interior clean; shelved literary criticism.