The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company (Atlantic Monthly Press), 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (some pushing to the spine ends) in a Fine dust jacket (tiny white spot to the front panel, modest pushing and wear to the spine tail, some tiny rubs, and with less sunning to the spine panel than we usually see) being the author's Debut Book, a collection of stories by Breece D'J Pancake (born Breece Dexter Pancake), a talented writer who spent time at the University of Virginia's Creative Writing Program studying there under John Casey and James Alan McPherson. He published several stories in the "The Atlantic Monthly" magazine and, in when that magazine misprinted his middle initials (D.J., for Dexter John) in the byline of his 1977 short story "Trilobites". (Pancake had expanded his name by adding "John" when he converted to Catholicism.) At the time of his 1979 suicide, he had published six stories in The Atlantic Monthly. An additional six of his stories were added to his published ones to produce this collection of his short stories. Of his work, Jayne Anne Phillips stated: "Breece Pancakes stories comprise no less than an American 'Dubliners'" and in her New York Times review of the collection, Joyce Carol Oates described this collection as "TWELVE stories, set in an impoverished region of West Virginia, by a young writer of such extraordinary gifts that one is tempted to compare his debut to Hemingway's...." A Fine, unusually nice, copy of this highly-regarded short story collection -- we never have seen a copy a condition as nice as is this one. A wonderful copy. Fine / fine. Item #955

Price: $275.00