New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. Octavo, with burgundy quarter cloth over wood-grain papered boards. Copy 148 of two hundred fifty copies, signed by Faulkner on the limitation page. Slightest bit of chipping to edges, otherwise Fine. A clean, square and bright copy of this literary classic.
Consisting of two interwoven short stories with opposing perspectives on love, grief, and sacrifice, The Wild Palms is one of Faulkner’s most experimental works. “When I reached the end of what is now the first section of The Wild Palms, I realized suddenly that something was missing, it needed emphasis, something to lift it like counterpoint in music. So I …raised it to pitch again with another section of its antithesis, which is the story of a man who got his love and spent the rest of the book fleeing from it” (Faulkner). About Fine (Item #2200)