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The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Acosta, Oscar Zeta

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ISBN 10: 0879320354 / ISBN 13: 9780879320355
Published by Straight Arrow Books., San Francisco CA., 1972
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Brown cloth over boards. Gold-toned titles. 199 p. Audience: General/trade. Autobiography of 'a Chicano by ancestry and a Brown Buffalo by choice' who has had varied self-identities: Samoan, Astec and Mongol prince, Mexican-American, welfare lawyer, Baptist missionary, and a knife-wielding 'dangerous man'. He describes his floundering in chasing the American dream. He was a character in Hunter S Thompson's 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. His language is frank, and so are his stories. Very good in fair dust jacket. Remainder mark across bottom page block. Book has light edge soiling. Interior clean. Ink-stamped prior bookstore price on end paper. Edge tears abnd chips to jacket, repaired from inside w/ clear tape. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.97890003027

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Title: The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Publisher: Straight Arrow Books., San Francisco CA.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard cover

Edition: First edition. 1st printing..

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"Acosta has entered counterculture folklore. This is the life story of a man whose pain is made real, whose roots are in question, and whose society seems to be fragmenting around him."--Saturday Review of Literature

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