FROM THE LIBRARY OF TRUMAN CAPOTE, WITH HIS INKSTAMP
(CAPOTE, Truman) KOTZWINKLE, William. Herr Nightingale and the Satin Woman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Oblong quarto, original black pictorial laminated paper boards, pictorial endpapers.
First edition, advance review copy, this association copy with Truman Capote’s inkstamp, “From the Library of Truman Capote.”
Award-winning novelist William Kotzwinkle is known for novels whose intricate plots skillfully “blend fastasy and playful reality” (Wood, Who’s Who, 101). Here Kotzwinkle adds a touch of the surreal to this inventive thriller that “follows a detective through Europe, in the aftermath of WWII, as he pursues a German officer and his companion” (Clute & Grant, 547). With illustrations by Joe Servello. As issued without dust jacket. With inkstamp of Truman Capote. Advance review copy with publisher’s and author’s business cards laid in.
A fine copy with a memorable association.