First love and other sorrows by Harold Brodkey
New York : The Dial Press, 1957. Hardcover. 223 pages ; 20 cm. $3.50 dust jacket. Minimal wear to dust jacket. Address sticker on front free endpaper. Pages are age toned and unmarked. Binding is firm.
Advance Praise for HAROLD BRODKEY FIRST LOVE AND OTHER SORROWS
"Harold Brodkey is a master of narrative prose—prose that does not merely describe an artistic experience, but conveys it as poetry does."
"Harold Brodkey has always seemed to me first rate."
"Surely Harold Brodkey is one of the few really original writers who has emerged since the end of the Second World War. His tone is unmistakable. When one starts one of his stories, one knows at once that it is Brodkey one is reading. He has a swiftness and energy of perception, often expressed in stunningly casual generalizations, that is remarkable, and a quality of intelligence that is the mark not so much of edu¬cation as of the educated heart."
"Harold Brodkey is one of the very most hopeful signs on the horizon of the short story—he seems to me to be writing about new kinds of things in a new kind of way. I consider him a very out-of-the-ordinary and remarkable writer. My favorite stories—if it is possible to speak so of a writer's work when one just plain admires it—are 'First Love and Other Sorrows,' the wonderful story, 'The Quarrel,' 'Laurie Dressing' and 'The Dark Woman of the Sonnets.' But I admire them all. Mr. Brodkey is also much admired by the college genera¬tion. I think one could say that Harold Brodkey and J. D. Salinger are their greatest literary figures."
HAROLD BRODKEY : FIRST LOVE AND OTHER SORROWS
These are the stories which, as they appeared in The New Yorker, estab-lished Harold Brodkey as one of the most gifted writers of his generation. Seldom does such a reputation pre¬cede the publication of a first book. Already he has been called, "a mas¬ter of narrative prose," "one of the very most hopeful signs on the hori¬zon of the short story," "one of the few really original writers who has emerged since the end of the Second World War."
Subtle, tender, funny and written with great beauty of language, these stories stand at the beginning of a remarkable literary career....