Don DeLillo and Richard Prince: The Word for Snow


Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, in conjunction with Karma, is pleased to announce our joint publication of The Word for Snow, a previously unpublished one act play by Don DeLillo, illustrated with photographs by Richard Prince.

He has described his fiction as examinations of people “living in dangerous times,” and DeLillo’s work has probed such diverse topics as professional sports, technology, international espionage, film, the Cold War, language, and the Kennedy assassination. His first novel, Americana, was released in 1971, and since then he has become one of today’s foremost literary figures and an enormous influence on a generation of younger authors, among them Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Lethem, and Dave Eggers. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Book Awards, a PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the 2012 Carl Sandburg Literary Award, and the inaugural Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction in 2013.

In all, DeLillo has written 15 books—including the highly acclaimed White Noise and Underworld—numerous short stories and essays, and five plays, the latest of which is The Word for Snow, originally commissioned by the Chicago Humanities Festival and produced on October 27, 2007, by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. This premiere publication of the work utilizes facsimiles of DeLillo’s original typescripts for the text, and features six photographs specially selected by Richard Prince for the edition from his own “Upstate” series. A unique and stirring collaboration between two celebrated American artists.

8vo.; illustrated with full-page color photographs.
Edition of 1,000:
— 875 in plain orange wrappers and pictorial color dust jacket with French flaps: $35
— 125 in gray cloth with inset color photograph, signed by both Mr. DeLillo and Mr. Prince: $350

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