London: Jonathan Cape, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches; 213 x 130 mm), 186 pages, in gray boards. With an unclipped dust jacket. SIGNED by Arnold Wesker on the title page and dated 12 June 78. A collection of prose pieces by the British playwright (1932-2016), including short stories, a play for television, and a diary written for Swedish radio just before Wesker went to Stockholm to direct the world premiere of "The Friends." Wesker is sometimes grouped among the so-called Angry Young Men of postwar British literature, although he rejected that label. Even so, some of his plays attack Britain's class system and the exploitation of working-class people. He also tangled at times with the British theatre establishment, which he accused of anti-Semitism.Copies of this book are uncommon in the market, and signed copies even more so. SCARCE. Item #2055
CONDITION: Corners bumped, some light soiling to top edge. Internally, clean, bright, and unmarked except for a tiny stain on the front free end paper. The dust jacket has some stray white marks (production error?) above the title. Flap corners slightly trimmed, but the publisher's price is intact. A Very Good or better copy.