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Dreams from Bunker Hill.
by Fante, John.

Publisher Information:
Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara : 1982.

A Fine copy with original acetate dust jacket. This is one of only 500 copies of the hardcover trade edition in a quarter black cloth and paper over boards binding. "Dreams from Bunker Hill" takes place in Los Angeles in the late 1930's where Fante's favorite protagonist Arturo Bandini is a struggling writer who is given a job as a Hollywood screenwriter. Bandini is living on Bunker Hill in downtown L.A. but a series of circumstances lands him in a couple of very lucrative screen-writing jobs in Hollywood — that’s his shot at Chandler and company. The main task in these jobs is not to write a word — the $300 a week cheques arrive precisely because of that. His problem, much like Fante’s, is that he still wants to be a writer. Alas, there is no money in that and complications ensue. Fante has been compared to Dostoevsky, Knut Hamsun, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Thomas Wolfe, Steinbeck, James Farrell, William Saroyan and Nathanael West.


Edition: First Printing of the First Trade Edition
ISBN: 087685529X
Book Id: 22785

Price: $375.00

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