DEBRIDEMENT.

Harper, Michael

ISBN 10: 0385004818 / ISBN 13: 9780385004817
Published by New York: Doubleday, 1973. dj, 1973
Hardcover
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. Fourth collection of poetry by this African American writer. contains 46 poems plus brief introductory prose comments. Praise from Kay Boyle, Gwendolyn Brooks and others. 110 pp. Very good+ in very good- dust jacket (a Library of Congress copy, with a stamp of "surplus duplicate" on front endpaper, some edgewear and rubbing to the dj., tearing at top of dj spine). Bookseller Inventory # 46629

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Title: DEBRIDEMENT.

Publisher: New York: Doubleday, 1973. dj

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Poetry. African-American Studies. This is the first complete edition of Michael S. Harper's DEBRIDEMENT, bringing together the two sections previously published under separate titles: "Song: I Want a Witness" and "Debridement." As Anthony Walton notes in his introduction, "Michael S. Harper uncovers the real and sobering truths that lie behind the myths of his native land, repossesses, in the postcolonial sense, the past of 'his people,' not necessarily black, and steels himself to reenter the never-ending field of conflict between the contending forces of progressivism and reaction for ownership of the term 'patriot' in American society." "When there is no history/ there is no metaphor/ a blind nation in a storm/ mauls its own harbors;/ sperm whale, Indian, black,/ belted in these ruins" - Michael S. Harper.

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