The Thanatos Syndrome. Signed by Walker Percy. Signed Limited First Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1987.

$70.00

Following on the heels of the Southern Renaissance, Walker Percy propelled a tradition of great Southern literature into the latter half of the 20th century. He was critically and commercially acclaimed, publishing a host of important works in fiction and non-fiction. The Thanatos Syndrome was his last novel. It describes a displaced psychiatrist returning to his hometown and discovering a bizarre illness affecting the cognitive abilities of the townsfolk. The novel is purely fictional but it draws on Walker Percy’s training as a medical doctor. Of all his works, The Thanatos Syndrome is the most ambitious and peculiar, leading to mixed reviews upon publication. Yet as the decades have passed, readers and critics have returned to the work with fondness, seeing it as a foray into Percy’s speculative range.

This signed limited first edition is in fine condition. In the original full leather boards, elaborately gilt stamped. Raised bands. Text block fine.Gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Silk bookmark sewn in. Walker Percy’s signature on the front endpaper. With the publisher’s original letter laid in.

A fine signed limited first edition by Walker Percy.

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The Thanatos Syndrome. Signed by Walker Percy. Signed Limited First Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1987.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in