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Day of the Wounded Eagle

Daisy Aldan

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ISBN 10: 1878845772 / ISBN 13: 9781878845771
Published by NY,. U.S.A.: Lemay Co, 1990
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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SIGNED by illustrator, Very Good blue cloth hardcover, silver lettering on spine, interior clean and tight, Very Good minus d/j, some chips out on edges, closed tears, and scuffs on cover, in Brodart, no edition stated only date 1990, 149 pages, INSCRIBED opposite title page by Illustrator Nancy LeMay with sketches and drawings, about the author, publishers ads, FICTION, second novel of the trilogy, prose, ISBN-10: 1878845772 ISBN-13: 978-1878845771 Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.4 x 2 inches. Bookseller Inventory # E7208a

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Title: Day of the Wounded Eagle

Publisher: NY,. U.S.A.: Lemay Co

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

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Book by Aldan, Daisy

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Day of the Wounded Eagle focuses on the story of a relationship between 50-year old Mila and poet Gabriel, 28; it illustrates their struggles with life and each other. In the book, young Gabriel lusts after his poetry teacher one season in Greece. He tries to compromise his own emotional feelings - somewhat in an Oedipal way - as he understudies the art of creative writing from the "Grand Dame " Mila. As action rises in the story, we watch both characters mature. Author Aldan skillfully blends rich images both in poetry and prose. Figurative language dots the illustrated novel. A scene of the children torturing a wounded eagle later resurfaces when Mila gives Gabriel a poem by poet Steffen to translate. "It was a poem which told of being wounded. Every wound has a meaning," Steffen penned, "through which exists the possibility of resurrection." The Daisy Aldan book, the second novel in a trilogy about Mila and Gabriel, looks at philosophy and spiritual aspects of life. It will appeal to academic and literary audiences. One glaring flaw: editing and publisher oversights such as extra spaces between words; duplicate words; and a few awkward sentence structures. -- From Independent Publisher

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