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Infinite Jest Broadside
[Boston], Little Brown, [1996]. A two-sided broadside issued by Little Brown as an "Author Showcase," apparently to coincide with the publication of Infinite Jest. One side is an excerpt from Infinite Jest, with two small grammatical changes from the published version. The second side has reviews of the book (by Jeffrey Eugenides, Rick Moody, Mark Childress, and others), a brief author bio, and the first printed appearance of an essay that appeared on the publisher's website, was later published in Fiction Writer in 1998, and collected in book form as part of the essay "The Nature of the Fun," in Both Flesh and Not in 2012. Eight words from this broadside were dropped in the published version. 8 1/2' x 14". Folded in fourths, by design, such that only the side with the Jest excerpt flows from top to bottom when opened. Uncommon ephemeral promotional item, and bibliographically significant in a way that most such items usually are not. Fine. [#033497] $375

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