WOMEN AND MEN
Alfred A. Knopf,
Second printing, trade edition. Beige quarter-cloth with charcoal paper boards, spine stamped in black. Very good with slight spine roll, page ends lightly soiled. In a very good plus dust jacket with a very small chip at crown and some light soiling and sun-toning to rear panel.
McElroy's sixth novel, out of print and quite scarce, has drawn comparisons to works like Ulysses and Gravity's Rainbow for its length and complexity. Women and Men, while firmly entrenched in the post-modern cannon, is somewhat under-appreciated when compared to contemporaries like Gaddis and Pynchon (perhaps it has something to do with those 1192 pages).