Barrytown: Station Hill Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover : pp. [vii] xiv [xvi]  124 [4 blank] : introduction by Paul Auster : afterword by Robert Duncan : cream white cloth boards : black and white jacket design by Susan Quasha.
Small fox spot to top board edge at head and minor bump to tail edge; minor edge wear to jacket including 1cm closed tear to back head near spine. Near fine / near fine. Item #4231
"It is very hard to live with silence. The real silence is death and this is terrible. To approach this silence, it is necessary to journey to the desert. You do not go to the desert to find identity, but to lose it, to lose your personality, to be anonymous. You make yourself void. You become silence. You become more silent than the silence around you. And then something extraordinary happens: you hear silence speak." - Edmond Jabès.