THE LOST GET-BACK BOOGIE, SIGNED BY BURKE
BURKE, James Lee. The Lost Get-Back Boogie. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1986. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1100.
First edition, signed by the author on the title page.
After almost ten years of publishers’ rejections-over one hundred of them- Burke saw this, his fifth novel, earn a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. The novel’s success encouraged Burke to continue a career that has won him awards and ongoing critical acclaim for “exceptionally clean, unforced prose that has a pronounced streak of poetry in it” (New York Times). Fellow writer Robert Olen Butler praised Burke as “one of the most self-assured, supple and enchanting voices in modern fiction… The Lost Get-Back Boogie is a splendid novel.” First edition, the last of Burke’s non-genre novels before he introduced of his detective character Dave Robicheaux in Neon Rain (1987).
Dust jacket price-clipped. A fine signed copy.