Paris: Buchet/Chastel, 1960
19 x 12.2cm, 162pp. Printed wrappers. First edition of the author’s first novel. A ‘roman a clef’ of the Situationist milieu and parody of ‘nouveau roman’ mannerisms. Bernstein was a founding member of the S.I. and Guy Debord’s long-time companion as well as erstwhile co-bar-owner (until the latter prophet drank the profits away). A fine uncut copy with original price sticker still on back cover. Extremely rare and much sought after.