- New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.
- quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, dust jacket
- (ii), xii, 320, (2) pages
- ISBN: 0394559398
Price: $25.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 95342
Includes ten essays on American writing and writers as well as seventeen brevities on various authors and their work. Presentation copy with note "To Aileen: In admiration and affection - Denis" on front free endpaper and letter from author to Aileen dated September 30, 1987 laid-in.