Falling Man Typescript
NY, Wallace Literary Agency, (2006). A photocopied typescript of DeLillo's 2007 "9/11" novel. 398 hand-numbered, double-spaced pages, albeit with one page numbered as though ten pages ("189-199"). DeLillo is known to use an actual typewriter, so "photocopied typescript" does apply, rather than computer printout. At least three pages (45, 46, 54) are supplied twice, the duplicates having been faxed (with the name of the literary agency and the 2006 date in bottom margin): these pages show revisions. Multiple, small (photocopied) hand-corrections throughout. And at least one page (apart from the duplicate pages mentioned) showing text that differs from the published version. Loose sheets, with the title page on heavier paper stock and with the stamp of the Wallace Literary Agency. Near fine. A rare view of a DeLillo novel as a work-in-progress. DeLillo was given a Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2015 -- in effect a National Book Award for lifetime achievement. [#032760] $500
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