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Brass Knuckles

Dybek, Stuart

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ISBN 10: 0822933993 / ISBN 13: 9780822933991
Published by University of Pittsburgh, 1979, 1979
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Hard Cover. First Edition. Signed by Author. 1st printing. Inscribed by the author "For___ Retitled here in Portland to Zink Pinkies Stuart", and then signed "Stuart Dybek" by his by his name on the title page. Dybek made "X" through title on title page, and drew arrow to "Zink Pinkies" in inscription. DJ has one closed tear on front with a bit of rubbing on back and knick on fore edge. Nice copy. F/NF-. Bookseller Inventory # 27715

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Title: Brass Knuckles

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh, 1979

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


The poems in this powerful first book have grown from the American urban experience of the last half of this century, a time of decay and diminishing possibilities; they vary from realistic vignettes of working-class Chicago neighborhoods to prose poems elegant and spare in their surrealism. At the middle of this book and at the thematic center of the collection is Dybek's remarkable reworking of the myth of Persephone, in which the American goddess learns to prefer the underworld and has fallen in love with Death.

About the Author:

Brass Knuckles, STUART DYBEK’s first collection of poems, was first published in 1979. A second collection, Streets in Their Own Ink, appeared in 2004 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Dybek is the author of three books of fiction, Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, and most recently, a novel-in-stories, I Sailed With Magellan (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). His fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, DoubleTake, Poetry, and other magazines. Dybek is Professor of English at Western Michigan University and a member of the permanent faculty for the Prague Summer Writers Seminars. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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