YARDBIRD READER, VOLUME 3 (three): The Asian American Issue.

Reed, Ishmael, and Al Young, editor. Wong, Shawn and Frank Chin, guest editiors; Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, signed.

Published by Berkeley, CA: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative, (1974.), 1974
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SIGNED first edition - First printing. The third volume of this rather brief-lived, but extremely interesting, and 'cutting edge' journal, founded, according Reed's introduction, to 'publish the finest work by Afro-American artists without regard to ideological or aesthetic affiliation' and inspired by the creativity of jazz saxaphonist Charlie Parler, "Yardbird." Although this issue includes writings by African Americans (among them Stanley Eldridge and the lithographs of Margo Humphrey) and American Indians (including Leslie Marmon Silko and Simon Ortiz), it focuses on the writings of Asian Americans - as Chin states in his foreword, it contains the work of three generations of Asian Americans, among them James Wong Howe, Alexander Kuo, Arthur Okamura, Nathan Lee, George Leong, Lawson Fusao Inada and Hisaye Yamamoto. SIGNED by FOUR authors - by Al Young as editor next to his name, Frank Chin at the introduction, Mei Berssenbrugge at her poems 'Chronicles: Number One and Two' and by Shawn Wong at an excerpt from "Night Driver." Uncommon thus. Notes on contributors. 294 pages. Very good minus in illustrated black wrappers (stamp of school district and embossed seal on first page, some rubbing to the spine. but overall tight and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 55568

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Title: YARDBIRD READER, VOLUME 3 (three): The Asian...

Publisher: Berkeley, CA: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative, (1974.)

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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