THE NEON WILDERNESS. Nelson Algren, Peter Bogdanovich Studs Terkel.
THE NEON WILDERNESS.

THE NEON WILDERNESS.

Gloucester, Mass: Peter Smith, 1968. Later edition. Half-title page stamped "From the Library of Peter Bogdanovich." TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY TERKEL TO BOGDANOVICH laid in. Undated, on WFMT ("Chicago's Fine Arts" radio station) letterhead. Speaks of having met in Chicago and talked about Algren, refers to Bogdanovich's film of "The Last Picture Show," calls Algren "the neglected American writer," tells him this is copy of NEON WILDERNESS was given to him by Algren, and makes a pitch for Bogdanovich to consider stories from the book for a film project calling specific attention to four of the first six stories (which Terkel has marked in the contents page), calls Otto Preminger's film of "Man with the Golden Arm" a "f***k up," etc. Letter is creased from folding twice, darkened on edges, and shows nicks and small tears to edges. 8vo green cloth boards lettered in black on spine. Lacking front free endpaper but otherwise good, complete and tight with coffee ring on front cover and few general splashes of staining. Lacking a dust jacket.
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Price: $250.00