SIGNED BY JAMES T. FARRELL, LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF A MISUNDERSTANDING, ONE OF ONLY 300 COPIES
FARRELL, James T. A Misunderstanding. New York: House of Books, 1949. Slim octavo, original gray-green cloth, original glassine. $150.
Signed limited first edition of a tale by the Chicago writer, number 197 of only 300 copies signed by Farrell, famed for his Studs Lonigan trilogy and works that blend "an Irish sense of malaise and disinheritance with a very American command of grit” (Wall Street Journal), in scarce glassine.
The writings of James Farrell, best known for his Studs Lonigan trilogy (1932-35), uniquely blend "an Irish sense of malaise and disinheritance with a very American command of grit, determination and even, at times, a grim sort of humor” (Wall Street Journal). His tale of a murderous husband in A Misunderstanding captures the powerful if disturbing talent of a writer praised by critic Diana Trilling as "a meticulous craftsman, choosing both incident and language with care and skill" (Reviewing the Forties, 73). Beloved author Studs Terkel took his name from Farrell’s Studs Lonigan. First edition. Later included in An American Dream Girl, 1950.
A fine signed copy.