My Story as Told by Water [w/ Typed Letter Signed to Peter Matthiessen]
by DUNCAN, David James
San Francisco: Sierra Club. (2001). Essays by the author of The River Why and The Brothers K, among others. Signed by the author. With a full-page typed letter signed by Duncan to Peter Matthiessen laid in, dated December 12, 2001. Duncan thanks Matthiessen for sending his book Birds of Heaven, saying, "The PM books I've received the past four years outnumber and outweigh the trout to which I managed to lead you in the years preceding." There is more about fishing, Mormonism, book awards, Tiger Woods, making a living as a writer, and praise for Matthiessen. In a holograph postscript, Duncan tells Matthiessen where he appears in the book: one citing is the Acknowledgements; the other is a passage in which he talks about witnessing Matthiessen "frenzied." The latter page corner is turned. The book is near fine in a near fine dust jacket. The letter is folded, else fine. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. (Inventory #: 032468)
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