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I CURSE THE RIVER OF TIME

I CURSE THE RIVER OF TIME

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I CURSE THE RIVER OF TIME

by Petterson, Per (Translated by Charlotte Barslund)

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London, England: Harvill Secker, 2010. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/As New Dust Jacket.. London, England: Harvill Secker, 2010. Hardcover. As New/As New. First Edition/First Printing. 233 pages. The author's fourth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a bookplate. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Per Petterson's "Jeg forbanner tidens elv" in a felicitous English translation. The fourth novel by Per Petterson to be translated into English. A prequel to his second novel, "In The Wake" (2006). "Examines lives half-lived, ending and perhaps beginning anew. In 1989, 37-year-old Arvid Jansen's marriage is ending and his mother is dying of cancer. Hoping to leave his marital woes behind in Oslo, Jansen follows his Danish-born mother to her home country, to the beach house where the family spent summers. During the ferry ride and the following days in Denmark, Jansen recalls his childhood bond with his mother and his decision, after two years of college, to leave school and join his fellow Communists in the factories. He struggles with his commitment to Communism - the title is a line from a poem by Mao Tse Tung - and with his place in his family and the larger world. Petterson blends hope with gorgeously evoked melancholy to come up with a heart-breaking and cautiously optimistic work" (Allison Block). An absolute "must-have" title for Per Petterson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Per Petterson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a bookplate, as signed copies of the book are. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (British) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2007 for "Out Stealing Horses". One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PER PETTERSON AND GERBRAND BAKKER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1846553008.

Synopsis

Per Petterson was born in Oslo in 1952 and worked for several years as an unskilled labourer, a bookseller, a writer and a translator until he made his literary debut in 1987 with the short-story collection Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes , which was widely acclaimed by critics. His novel Out Stealing Horses has been translated into forty languages and won many prizes, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
15898
Title
I CURSE THE RIVER OF TIME
Author
Petterson, Per (Translated by Charlotte Barslund)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
New As New
Jacket Condition
As New Dust Jacket.
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition. First Printing.
ISBN 10
1846553008
ISBN 13
9781846553004
Publisher
Harvill Secker
Place of Publication
London, England
Date Published
2010
Pages
233

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