The Raw Pearl (First Edition, inscribed to Mel Gussow)
Price: 75.00 USD
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1968. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper to noted critic and reviewer, Mel Gussow: " To Mel / All my love and respect / God keep you / Pearl / 8/16/68." Gussow was a theatre critic and cultural writer for The New York Times from 1969 until his death in 2005. He authored 8 books, served as editor for many others, and his reviews and interviews (with the likes of Arthur Miller, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, and Tom Stoppard) became staples of students and fans of theatre for decades. His first published review was Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1962, leading to a lifelong relationship with the playwright that resulted in a biography of Albee by Gussow, published in 1999. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light toning to the page edges. Jacket has a bit of rubbing and nicking at the extremities. A very presentable copy of the Tony Award winning actress and singer's autobiography. First Edition.