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Annie, Gwen, Lilly, Pam and Tulip

Kincaid, Jamaica and Eric Fischl

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ISBN 10: 0394580354 / ISBN 13: 9780394580357
Published by Alfred A Knopf, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Yellow paper boards, black cloth spine. No DJ as issued. Stated first trade edition. With one- and four-color lithographs on heavy matte finish paper by Eric Fischl and text by Jamaica Kincaid. Book near fine plus with remainder dot to top edge. Slipcase very good with shelfwear, light soil, surface tear to side. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory # 1785

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Title: Annie, Gwen, Lilly, Pam and Tulip

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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No Dust Jacket. Boards bumped. In slightly edgeworn slipcase.

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Originally published by the Whitney Museum in limited editions for collectors only, these books pair contemporary authors and artists. Both King's and Kruger's fans will find theirs an unusual and interesting collaboration. Others may be aggravated by the lack of subtlety. This personal story, about a boy's introduction to an understanding of time by his grandfather, leaves little to the imagination. In fact, King has a habit of italicizing words for emphasis on nearly every page. His directness might be refreshing--indeed, this would have made a good children's book--if it were not for the adult language and reference to minority groups that, although intended to enhance characterizations, may be interpreted as offensive. Elevating and contrasting with King's quirky story are Kruger's arresting and very contemporary graphics. Her sequential pictures tell a more evocative story than King's words, and their fresh style adds to the immediacy of her message. More traditional in approach than My Pretty Pony , the collaboration between Kincaid and Fischl exemplifies the resonance that can be achieved between writing and the visual arts. Fischl's loose, semiexpressionist female figures enhance Kincaid's lyrical dialog of five girls coming into adulthood. Kincaid's text is so appealing--showing a reverence, it seems, for Virginia Woolf's The Waves --that it yearns to be read aloud repeatedly by both children and adults. Fischl's lithographs illustrate the mysteries, fears, and revelations of the five young women as they share some time musing about love, life, and their futures. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/89.
- Jean Keleher, Wally Findlay Galleries Lib., Chicago
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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