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THE PERSONAL EFFECTS OF SETH PRICE

THE VOLUME IS SLIM AND BLACK and, measuring just six by eight inches, clearly designed for portability. It would slip easily into a coat pocket or knapsack. And that, if the simple phrase adorning its cover is any indication, is precisely what the book is intended to do: How to Disappear in America, reads the title, whose throwback proposition, evocative of so many open-road, bohemian rambles and countercultural undergrounds—at once Emersonian and desperately on-the-lam in spirit—is only amplified by the presence on the dust jacket of a dancing figure that bears a vague resemblance to the logo for an American knockoff of that British purveyor of inexpensive classics the Everyman’s Library. (Recall the fifteenth-century morality-play lyric that serves as the epigraph for each of the imprint’s titles: “Everyman, I will go with thee and be thy guide, in thy most need to go by thy side.”)

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