SIGNED BY WILLIAM TREVOR
TREVOR, William. The News from Ireland. London: Bodley Head, (1986). Octavo, original half brown calf, original slipcase. $400.
First edition, number 36 "of a special edition of 50 copies from the first edition specially bound by Kenny's of Galway, and signed by the author" on the limitation page.
"Because his prose is as plain and natural as daylight, his tremendous achievement seems effortless. Though he shares much of the richness of his countrymen Yeats and Joyce, he avoids their sourness of spirit, and though his vision of the human tragedy can be as dark as that of the Greeks, it is also deeply, though never entirely, comic" (New York Times). The short stories in this collection originally appeared in the Atlantic Encounter, Good Housekeeping, Grand Street, the Irish Times, James Joyce and Modern Literature, the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly and the Listener.
A fine copy.