New York: New American Library, 1980.
First Edition. Paperback. 7" X 4 1/8". 339pp, plus ads. Possibly signed by editor Dick Penner, but unconfirmed, with inscription to front pastedown: "John, As you once said (when Ernest Lee lost his All) ' you gotta take what you can get.' How true! How true! I said in my heart. Dwiggle, Dick." Rather heavy wear to pictorial wraps, with rubbing to edges and corners and creasing to spine and extremities. Binding is sound. Pages are gently age-yellowed and hold an occasional ink notation or underlining. Includes stories on absurd imagination, absurd love, and absurd rebellion by authors such as Nikolai Gogol, Daniil Kharms, Franz Kafka, Vladimir Nabokov, Flann O'Brien, Witold Gombrowicz, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Tommaso Landolfi, Juan Carlos Onetti, Voltaire, Joseph Heller, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Albert Camus. Good. Item #6040