A nice copy. Text is tight and clean. Appears unread. Gold gilt lettering very bright and unflaked. DJ w/small closed tear to rear panel top edge at spine fold, crease to front flap o/w Fine. PC. PON Christmas gift inscription and date (1979) to ffep. This is a nice copy at a very good price. Compare and see. Make sure you know what you are buying. Buy with confidence. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Bookseller Inventory # 2658
Of Coal, the poet and critic Hayden Carruth said, "For us these words indeed are jewels in the open light."Coal is one of the earliest collections of poems by a woman who, Adrienne Rich writes, "for the complexity of her vision, for her moral courage and the catalytic passion of her language, has already become, for many, an indispensable poet."
About the Author: Audre Lorde (1934-1992) published nine volumes of poetry and five works of prose. She was a recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, including honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin, and Haverford Colleges, and was named New York State Poet (1991-1993).
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Hard Cover Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description New York: Norton, (1976.) dj, 1976. First edition - First printing. A strong and early collection of poems by this African American writer. From the dust jacket: "Poetry of the particular, stunning evocations of the rank obstinacy of things, and the sudden elevation of everyday events, these are the special features of Audre Lorde's work. Her new book is a rich gathering of songs and love poems, elegies and narratives, filled with perfect metaphors and descriptions." 70 pp. Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket. (prev owner's name mostly hidden by dj flap). Seller Inventory # 55546