THE MORTAL WOUND.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Company, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel to be published in the US. Winner of Italy's most prestigious literary award, the Strega Prize, in 1961 and considered a classic of modern Italian literature. Translated from the Italian by Marguerite Waldman. When it first appeared the NY Times review called it a "difficult, at times hilarious. but always rewarding novel. . What the author wants to do is to encompass within the narrow bounds of his 191 pages the elusive and multifaceted spirit of Naples. . . [and of] the lyrical, subaqueous world in which his young protagonists spend so much of their time." 191 pp.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some foxing to the endpapers, edges of textblock and interior and back cover of dj, but otherwise a tight, straight and clean copy of an important modern novel, now rather scarce in the first edition)