Toronto: Coach House Press, 1968. First Edition. wraps. 8vo. Perfect-bound wraps. 1972 promotional article (single sheet) laid in. Light soil and wear to wraps; a few traces of toning to pages. Very good. 107pp. Very good. Item #22765
Short stories, essays, and unclassifiable pieces, moving freely and unchronologically through American history from Abraham Lincoln to Truman back to the Roaring Twenties. Illustrated with black and white plates by Ken Coupland. Leaf laid in from Coach House Press reproduces Leslie Fiedler's article on Hutton, answering the question "Which Writer Under Thirty-Five Has Your Attention And What Has He Done To Get It?" in Esquire's October 1972 issue. Fiedler discusses the influence of television on Hutton's subject matter and style, and reports his failed attempt to contact the author: "I can get no response out of the black emptiness which he had been so long approaching, and into which he has now presumably disappeared."