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McINTOSH, Harlan Cozad

This Finer Shadow

New York: Dial Press, 1941

8vo, pp. 408. Original blue-green boards, lettered in green on front panel and spine. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper, paper reinforcement at head of spine, edgeworn and with a few closed tears along top edge.

First edition.
This Finer Shadow was rejected by every publisher it was sent to during McIntosh's lifetime, and only after he jumped to his death from the roof of his apartment did a publisher finally see a way of making money from his book. The book carries an effusive introduction from John Cowper Powys. Powys must have had his reasons, but nobody else knows what they were: the critical community is united in its assessment of the book as the disjointed, confused ravings of a conflicted bisexual and deeply unhappy man. [Slide: No. 30].

Keywords: Harlan Cozad Mcintosh

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