THE PROFESSOR AND OTHER WRITINGS.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Harper Collins, (2010). SIGNED first edition - A collection of autobiographical essays and a short memoir, novelistic in style and ambition, about the pathos, comedy, and devastation of early love. From the back cover: "Several pieces here are already acknowledged classics: 'Desperately Seeking Susan,' the celebrated account she wrote in 2005 of her droll and somewhat bittersweet friendship with Susan Sontag; 'My Heroin Christmas,' a darkly humorous examination of addiction, her family and stepsiblings, and the late, great jazz saxophonist Art Pepper; and the picaresque 'Travels with My Mother,' a rollicking travelogue that brings together Castle's complicated relationship with her mother, lesbianism, art, and the difficult yet transcendent work of the painter Agnes Martin. At the center of the collection, however, is the title work, published here for the first time: a candid and wrenching exploration of Castle's relationship, during her graduate school years, with a female professor." SIGNED on the title page. 339 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.