GOD KNOWS, INSCRIBED BY JOSEPH HELLER IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION
HELLER, Joseph. God Knows. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $650.
First trade edition of Heller's "inspired and funny" novel (Chicago Tribune), inscribed by him in the year of publication, "To Bob and Enid Cohen, Thanks again for the hearty support, and best wishes, Joe Heller, 10/9/84, Hunter!"
"A major voice in post-1950 American fiction" (Encyclopedia of American Fiction), Joseph Heller "was about two years into… God Knows, he was suddenly hit with Guillain-Barre syndrome." Three years later his unique version of the story of King David won immediate praise as "original, sad, wildly funny and filled with roaring" (New York Times Review). "Inspired and funny… exceeds the achievement of Heller's Catch-22" (Chicago Tribune). "First Trade Edition" stated on copyright page. Preceded by the same year's signed limited edition. Recipient Robert Cohen was a sales representative at Knopf.
A fine inscribed copy.