Hockney's Alphabet Book - Vintage

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Published by Faber and Faber for the AIDS Crisis Trust, London, 1991

First Edition

In the final years of his life, the English poet, novelist, essayist, and social justice advocate Sir Stephen Spender undertook a playful and poignant labor of love — he asked artist David Hockney to draw each letter of the alphabet and invited twenty-nine of the greatest writers in the English language to each contribute a short original text for one of the letters. All the proceeding went toward AIDS research and care for people living and dying with AIDS.

The twenty-nine pieces — essays, poems, micro-memoirs — come from such titans of literature as Susan Sontag, Seamus Heaney, Martin Amis, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Hughes, Ian McEwan, Erica Jong, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Iris Murdoch.

Dust jacket is covered with mylar jacket protector