A Time to Be Born

By: Powell, Dawn

Price: $35.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


(dark blue cloth; no dust jacket) [solid copy, nice and square, light browning to page edges, some wear to bottom edge, faint stain on rear cover]. John Ashbery, when this novel was reprinted in the 1990s, called it "a scathing and hilarious study of cynical New Yorkers stalking each other for various selfish ends, against a marvelously atmospheric backdrop of the city in the months just before America's entry into World War II." The primary character is said to have been modeled on Clare Boothe Luce. [Note that this lacks the Scribner's "A," and is thus not the first printing.]

Title: A Time to Be Born

Author: Powell, Dawn

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: Early printing

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 13319

Keywords: New York City Publishing Newspapers New York City Satire