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(Yayoi Kusama) (Manhattan Suicide Addict)


Tokyo: Kosakusha, 1978, Softcover with dust jacket with Obi-band. Japanese language.

Condition: Good, Shelfwear, Rubbed edges, Edges are yellowed by aging. Sunfaded around spine on dust jacket. Some stains are on Obi-band. There is a few centimeters torn on top of spine on dust jacket. See the photos.

Shipped from Germany. No,return.

A striking first edition of Yayoi Kusama's debut novel Manhattan Suicide Addict. Published in 1978, a year after Kusama had returned to Japan following the death of her partner Joseph Cornell. The novel (never translated into English), is best described as a faux autobiography, describing Kusama's years in New York in the 50s and 60s.