Title: The Infinite Rehearsal. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  faber and faber, London, 1987, 1987
ISBN Number: 0571148859 / 9780571148851
Seller ID: 42378
HARRIS, Wilson. The Infinite Rehearsal. London : Faber and Faber, (1987). First Printing. Pp (6),vii,(1),1-88. 8vo [140 x 220 mm], tan cloth, black lettering to spine.
Sir Theodore Wilson Harris (b. March 24, 1921, New Amsterdam, British Guiana – d. March 8, 2018, Chelmsford, England) was a Guyanese writer. He initially wrote poetry, but subsequently became a well-known novelist and essayist. His writing style is often said to be abstract and densely metaphorical, and his subject matter wide-ranging. Harris is considered one of the most original and innovative voices in postwar literature in English.
"In this ‘fictional autobiography’, the narrator is indeed fictional, but readers of Wilson Harris’s recent work will recognize both him and his relationship to his creator. The characters who inhabit this book as family and friends are both individuals and archetypes, vividly alive both in the present and in history.
Drawing on his usual wide range of imagery, including on this occasion, sources both maritime and theatrical, Wilson Harris’s new allegorical fiction uses some of the elements of auto- biography to present a version of the Faust legend which shares the visionary intensity and vividness of language of all his work, most recently Carnival." (from the dj).
Dustjacket illustration by Brian Grimwood.
Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00