Sympathy for the Devil.
Sympathy for the Devil. Sympathy for the Devil.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1987.

First edition of the author's first book. Author's inscription in black ink to recto of front free endpaper, his signature in black ink to title-page. Inscripton reads: '"Morally repugnant" - That's what some dope at Kirkus called this book in his prissy and grunt dumb review. I'd like to find him at one of those Academic literary conventions - At the big party - and slap his face until he cried in front of all the other half-smart gutless dorks who go to those things [signed] Kent.' The inscription captures Anderson's frustration at the very critical reception his brutal and nihilistic Vietnam War story initially received. 8vo. pp x, 350. Original black cloth back-strip over black paper-covered boards. Spine lettered in gold. Original colour-pictorial dust-jacket designed by Kirschner-Caroff, cover illustration by Alberto Barrerea; lower panel lightly and evenly soiled, light creasing to corner. A fine copy in a near-fine dust-jacket.