"GOD BLESS ANNIE": INSCRIBED BY VONNEGUT TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND, ANN FARBER, WHO WAS ALSO THE WIFE OF HIS AGENT AND BEST FRIEND
VONNEGUT, Kurt. Wampeters Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions). New York: Delacorte Press, (1974). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $850.
First edition of this collection of funny, cranky, and often insightful writing by Vonnegut including essays, review, and speeches, inscribed to Vonnegut's close friend and the wife of his agent: "God Bless Annie—Kurt Vonnegut."
This wonderful and often hilarious collection features "25 short pieces (essays, speeches at colleges and so-called learned societies, reviews, one play, a fictitious Playboy interview) [which] can be collected under the rubric of 'New Journalism'… [Vonnegut] sounds off on science fiction writers, writing seminars, Maharishi, moon shots, Hesse, Biafra, torture, Vietnam, Hunter Thompson, and also blows his own horn now and again" (Kirkus). This copy is inscribed by Vonnegut to Ann "Annie" Farber, the wife of Vonnegut's agent, attorney, literary executor, and close friend. Ann Farber was Vonnegut's close friend in her own right and appeared in the eulogizing documentary, God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut.
Book fine, dust jacket extremely good with only light wear to extremities. A lovely inscribed copy with fantastic provenance.