Penguin Books, 1982.
1st Edition. From our Timothy Findley collection;
A touching Family Copy signed on the title page and inscribed by Findley to his Mother
" For Mother on the occasion of her eightieth birthday. You are a wonder! All my love from Tiff August 1982"
Findley was very close to his parents and expressed his love whenever a new book was published.
A wonderful copy of this very highly regarded novel which explores the difference between truth & lies, fact & fictions. "Like its 1977 predecessor The Wars, Timothy Findley's 1981 Famous Last Words ruthlessly examines the (often violent) nature of social division and union, as well as the making of history. Together these two novels mark the peak of Findley's career. While the slim Wars focuses largely on a single Canadian soldier in the First World War, Famous Last Words observes the next war--sometimes in the wings, sometimes from a distant office--through expatriate American writer Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. The title character in a well-known poem by the infamous Ezra Pound ("born / In a half savage country-- / Bent resolutely on wringing lilies from the acorn"), Mauberley gives Findley a focus point for his forceful moral questions. Can bad people produce good art? (Good anything?) Are actions really excused by explanations? - Darryl Whetter
Findley, Timothy. FAMOUS LAST WORDS. First Paperback Printing edition. A very good copy with some slight wear and tear. 8vo., 396pp.
Item #33523 Price: US$1,800.00