André Pieyre de Mandiargues. The Margin. [La marge]. New York: Grove Press, . First U. S. edition, review copy with slip laid in. Octavo (8 x 5.375 inches; 202 x 135 mm.). [2, half-title leaf (author's works on verso)], [2, title-leaf (copyright page on verso)], 216, [4, blank] pages. Publisher's light yellowish-green cloth, spine lettered in black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $5.95, trimmed slightly shorter than the binding. Spine very slightly askew; spine ends very softly pushed; bottom corner of the rear board barely tapped; just a hint of fading along the board edges. Dust jacket edges somewhat creased; vertical edges slightly curled; short diagonal creases to the corners of the flaps; tiny blemish on the spine panel, just below the crown. Near fine. GP-486. Translated by Richard Howard. Winner of the 1967 Prix Goncourt. Adapted for the screen in 1976 by Walerian Borowczyk, starring Little Joe Dallesandro and Sylivia Kristel and produced by Robert Hakim and Raymond Hakim.
"With his once promising career now having stalled, [Walerian] Borowczyk looked to secure a much-needed commercial success with La Marge/The Streetwalker (1976). Adapted from a popular novel by André Pieyre de Mandiargues... and starring the two biggest stars Borowczyk would ever work with in Sylvia Kristel and Joe Dallesandro, La Marge was the only strictly non-period film he would ever attempt. The result, unsurprisingly, was much maligned; but in hindsight it is one of Borowczyk's strongest and most personal works. Featuring a magnificent performance by Kristel (she herself would later call it her finest role in her memoir Nue), La Marge is one of Borowczyk's major pictures and its failure was extremely unfortunate" (Adam Bingham, editor, Directory of World Cinema: East Europe, Bristol: 2011, p. 161). (#10027).