1984 STORIES SIGNED by MADISON SMARTT BELL, JOYCE CAROL OATES and CYNTHIA OZICK
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1984, edited by JOHN UPDIKE. SPECIAL, SIGNED, FINE-BINDING EDITION. Bound in Faux Leather with gilt embossed designs on the covers, gilt titling and gilt designs on the spine, three raised spine bands, all gilt page edges, patterned endpapers, 7x9", 295 pages, no dustjacket as issued (the trade hardcover edition is bound in normal cloth covered boards with a paper dustjacket.) SIGNED BY MADISON SMARTT BELL, JOYCE CAROL OATES, and CYNTHIA OZICK at the beginning of each of their respective short stories. Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1984. First Edition, First Printing, with the number line starting at 1. Contains stories by: Andre Dubus, Paul Bowles, Madison Smartt Bell, Mavis Gallant, Susan Minot, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Lowry Pei, Jonathan Penner, Norman Rush, James Salter, Wright Morris and others. NEAR FINE condition, superficial scratch and rub to the gilt page edges (edges of the closed book), otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy. SCARCE in the Gilt Embossed Fine Binding, especially so SIGNED by BELL, OATES and OZICK.