Tag Archives: first editions

Bibliotaphy 3: The Singular Office of Gregor Samsa: A First U.S. Edition of J.M. Coetzee’s The Life & Times of Michael K

Bibliotaphy 3: The Singular Office of Gregor Samsa: A First U.S. Edition of J.M. Coetzee’s The Life & Times of Michael K Title: The Life & Times of Michael K (Viking, 1984) A November Friday, the sun has set but automobiles bloat the lot. It’s a pay day after all, and I pause to look […]

Bibliotaphy 2: A Note on the Type, or Two American Editions of Michel Houellebecq

Titles: The Elementary Particles (Knopf, 2000) and Platform (Knopf, 2003) [The English translation of the writer’s latest novel, Submission, was published this week in the United States. To commemorate the event, I dedicate a blog post to editions of two of his books that I prefer most of all]. The book scavenger is the bastard […]

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