The Swimmer. S. J. Butler, Steffi Pusch, Photographer.
The Swimmer
The Swimmer
The Swimmer
The Swimmer

The Swimmer

Llandogo, Monmouthshire: The Old Stile Press, 2012. Pusch, Steffi. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 5 of 100, folio size, [40] pp., signed by S.J. Butler and Steffi Pusch. Fine. Item #CNJL886

"The Swimmer" first appeared in "The Warwick Review" and was then selected for "The Best British Short Stories 2011" published by Salt; this is its first publication together with Steffi Pusch’s photographs. The story follows a writer confined in a room overlooking a river during a hot summer. At first fearful of the powerful current, the writer eventually ventures into the waters, experiencing a self-revelatory torrent of emotion. The photographer read the story and was inspired to take a sequence of photos to accompany it; the result is a wonderful work with the image and text flowing together like the symbolic waves and ripples of the river, both physical and emotional.

___DESCRIPTION: Original gray paper wrappers printed with brown and blue wave design and text in black, fore- and tail-edges uncut, brown endpapers, title-page printed in brown and green, ten black and white photographs tipped in printed using archival inks on FibaPrint photographic paper; Zapfino with Aries Italic types, Vélin Arches paper, folio size (13" by 9.75"), [40] unnumbered pp., limited edition, this number 5 of 100 copies, signed by the author and artist.

___CONDITION: A fine copy, with clean binding, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; like new.

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Price: $200.00