First edition, Hardcover, SIGNED (card), Limited, New sans dust jacket as issued,
A most beautiful book. Our copies ship with a card, signed by the author, laid in. “Quentin S. Crisp´s ERITH unifies the influences of the English supernatural tale and the micro-observations of the Japanese I-novel, and combines them with a trainspotterish psychogeography.
The author brings you a monochrome novella that is either a paean to or a polemic against the drabness of quotidian Britain - his dreariest yet. It's 2013. Pop culture is dead. With human activity increasingly 'updated' to digital conformity, community is on the verge of extinction, and a weary, soulless, 21st century Britain is about to endure a phase of austerity imposed from above. As gentrification continues in London, a pitifully obscure writer is squeezed to the very outskirts of the city. At an ebb, he applies for housing benefit, stunned by depression and lost in the shuffling labyrinth of his internal monologue, tripping over the untied shoelaces of his mind. Hardcover binding, limited edition of 110 Arabic numbered and 10 Roman numbered deluxe exemplars, bound in a textured material, resembling concrete, copper-gilt titles, silk bookmarc ribbon.” #56872