The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society. "A History of the Writer Alone in a Room".
The Jerusalem Prize For The Freedom Of The Individual In Society. "A History of the Writer Alone in a Room".
Jerusalem: Caspit Press, 1999.
First Edition. 22 cm. 24 pp. Original tan wrappers, stapled. Fine. Illustrated with three images, all of DeLillo including the frontispiece.
Boldly signed by DeLillo below his photograph on the frontispiece.
The program for the Jerusalem Prize, June 1999. DeLillo's acceptance address, "A History of the Writer Alone in a Room", appears on pages 13-18.
Also included are addresses by Scribner editor-in-chief Nan Graham, the Jury's Citation, and by Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert. The text was reprinted in a German translation in Die Zeit in 2001 and by DeLillo's French publisher Actes Sud in their 2000-2001 catalogue under the title “L'Ecrivain seul dans sa chambre.” The essay addresses many of DeLillo's preoccupations and concerns as a writer and a novelist.
OCLC lists only two copies (Yale and National Library of Israel ), and there are copies in the writer's archive at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin. A rare 'A' DeLillo item in Fine condition.