First edition, signed on title-page. Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama of a dysfunctional Middle American family—and the corruption of the American Dream—launched his reputation. It enjoyed several stagings, and, as Shepard notes here on the flyleaf, “This entire play was re-written & subsequently published by Vintage Press for the ’89 Steppenwolf production which was done on Broadway. S. Shepard 6/24/14 (Va.)” he has misremembered the year of that production, however, which was 1996, rather than “’89.” Gary Sinise directed the production, which starred Leo Burmester and James Gannon.
SHEPARD, Sam (b. 1943). Buried Child. Seduced. Suicide in Bb. New York: Urizen Books, 1979. 8°. Original cloth-backed boards; dust jacket.