FIRST EDITION OF GOING AFTER CACCIATO, INSCRIBED BY TIM O’BRIEN
O'BRIEN, Tim. Going After Cacciato. (New York): Delacorte, (1978). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1400.
First edition of this National Book Award-winner—"O'Brien brilliantly and quietly evokes the foot soldier’s daily life… a beautiful, painful book" (New York Times), inscribed by him on the title page, "To Larry, Best Wishes, Tim O'Brien."
Going After Cacciato "is among the most outstanding fictional narratives of the Vietnam War" (Stringer, 502). In this novel, "O'Brien brilliantly and quietly evokes the foot soldier's daily life in the paddies and foxholes… [he] writes with the care and eloquence of someone for whom communication is still a vital possibility. A beautiful, painful book" (New York Times Book Review). "First Printing" stated on copyright page.
An about-fine inscribed copy.