Item #205419 American Vanguard Nineteen Hundred and Fifty; A Collection of Short Stories. . Thomas Berger, Mario Puzo, William Styron.

American Vanguard Nineteen Hundred and Fifty; A Collection of Short Stories. . .

New York: The New School for Social Research / Cambridge Publishing Company, 1950. First edition. 8vo, 314pp; green cloth. Ownership signature; discreet ink check-marks to table of contents; some marks and faint mottling to endsheets and preliminaries; cloth faded a shade, especially on spine and toward edges; near fine in a rubbed, lightly marked dust jacket. Item #205419

Anthology of stories by mostly now-forgotten writers who participated in the New School's writing workshop, but including early work of three notable alumni: William Styron ("The Enormous Window"), Thomas Berger ("April is the Cruelest Month") and Mario Puzo ("The Last Christmas"). This book appeared a year before Styron's first book (Lie Down in Darkness), five years before Puzo's (Dark Arena) and eight years before Berger's (Crazy in Berlin). Signed by the editor on the front pastedown.

Price: $150.00