Speaking of Courage
[Santa Barbara], Neville, [1980]. The galley sheets of O'Brien's first limited edition, which contains an introduction and a chapter that was excised from Going After Cacciato and later appeared, in a much reworked version, in The Things They Carried. O'Brien won the National Book Award for Going After Cacciato, a magical-realist novel of the Vietnam war, while The Things They Carried is widely considered to be one of the best, if not the best, of the literary works to have come out of that war and has become part of the canon, by virtue of its inclusion in both high school and college literary reading lists. Eight long galley sheets, plus one duplicate. 7-1/2" x 19". Signed by O'Brien. Fine. Bibliographically interesting in that the galleys contain the typesetting for all the versions of the colophon, thus indicating all those for whom special copies of the publication were created. [#030132] SOLD

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