The Ice-Cream Headache

The Ice-Cream Headache

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released January 1, 1968

£45.00

"From Here to Eternity "and "Thin Red Line," both wartime novels (and major motion pictures), established Jones as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th-century. For this first and only collection of his stories (out of print for more than 15 years), arranged chronologically, James Jones wrote, in addition to a general introduction, individual and very personal prefatory remarks that illuminate his development as a writer over 20 years, beginning in 1947. The 13 penetratingly sensitive, remarkably varied stories are about men, women, and children in circumstances ranging from war to marriage to childhood to courtship. Each story is distinguished by the classical simplicity, emotional resonance, and lasting impact that is the hallmark of the great short-story writer. Brand new introduction by the author's daughter, Kaylie Jones. The James Jones Literary Society will participate in the promotion of this book.
"Superbly realized stories . . . Personal, vigorous, meaningful."
--"Library Journal"
"We feel the impact of Jones's vitality. He is masculine, uninhibited, not abashed by whatever he uncovers of human weakness and sexuality."
--"Chicago Sun-Times"
"The thirteen stories are anything but dated . . . a compact social history of what it was like for Mr. Jones's generation to grow up, go to war, marry, and generally, to become people in America."
--"The Nation"
James Jones (1921-1977) became internationally famous with his first novel, "From Here to Eternity," a classic portrayal of Army life in WWII, which won the National Book Award. Over the next 25 years, he wrote 10 more books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Kaylie Jones, daughter of James Jones, is the author of four novels, including "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries "(also a major film) and "Celeste Ascending."

 

Item Description:
Collins, London, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First UK Edition. A very nice jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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James Jones

James Jones was an American novelist known for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath. He won the 1952 National Book Award for his first published novel, From Here to Eternity, which was adapted for the big screen immediately and made into a television series a generation later.

Jones did not live long enough to finish his last novel, Whistle; he knew he was dying of congestive heart failure while writing it. However, he left behind copious notes for Willie Morris to complete the final section after his death, and Whistle was published a year later, in 1978.

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