S .J. Perelman
Daniel Asa Rose, essay
Al Hirschfeld, illustration
Walter Feldman, editor
Elias Roustom, book design & production
Caitlyn Thompson, bookbinding
Providence, Rhode Island: Brown Ziggurat Press, 2014. Edition of 50.
8 x 5"; 40 pages. Letterpress printed paper cover. Digital text. One pop up element. Signed by the essayist. Numbered.
Brown University Library: "S. J. Perelman is the title and subject of the latest book from the Brown Ziggurat Press, part of the Brooke Hunt Mitchell Distinguished Author Series. The book consists of an essay by Daniel Asa Rose ’71, P ’17 and a surprise pop-up on the last page that depicts Perelman’s famous portrait by his friend Al Hirschfeld."
Introduction: "This edition of S. J. Perelman, remembering the life of one of Brown University's many contributors to American culture, continues the mission of The Brown Ziggurat Press in bringing prose and poetry to the public through the form of the artist's book.
"In 1991 the press published Denise Levertov's Range to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women at Brown University and is proud in 2014 to commemorate with this volume the 50th anniversary of the Rockefeller Library at Brown University. All participants in this endeavor have at one time studied or taught at Brown University."
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