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Saint Jack.
Houghton, Mifflin Company, Boston, 1973 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red and blue, top edge stained pink, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine a little cocked but an excellent copy in the very slightly faded dust jacket. First US Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "To Pat & Vidia You brought this upon yourself With love Paul July 1973". The recipients were V. S. Naipaul and his wife. Naipaul was Theroux's key literary association. Theroux and Naipaul met in East Africa in 1966. Naipaul was the senior and more successful of the two and made a lasting literary impact on Theroux who published in 1972 what was to be the first full-length study of his friend. Their friendship was often troubled but lasted for some 30 years before ending around the time of Pat Naipaul's death. The acrimonious break would lead directly to Theroux's harsh biography of Pat and Vidia Naipaul, "Sir Vidia's Shadow". Nonetheless it remains difficult to overstate the huge influence Naipaul had upon Theroux and therefore the resonance of this association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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