Published by Esprit, 1952
Book First Edition Signed
Soft cover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. A truly scarce sighting of an inscribed copy!*** First edition, "service de presse" review copy, original wrappers. Pronounced foxing on front cover and first few leaves, small split to front lower joint, small chip to upper corner of front endpaper, usual textblock toning due to cheap paper stock, general wear mainly at the edges, uncut, binding solid. Overall, a sound, unread Good copy - other than two leaves from the first gathering, it s completely unopened. Inscribed by Fanon on the front endpaper. The legend died of leukemia at only 36, and his signed books are exceptionally scarce I ve only seen one other copy in the trade, and none appear in the sales records. Though just 27 at the time of its publication, the work displays incredible literacy in major intellectual trends of the time: psychoanalysis, existentialism, phenomenology, and dialectics, as well as, most prominently, the early Négritude movement and U.S. based critical race work in figures like Richard Wright. Modest in length, the book is notable for its enormous ambition, seeking to understand the foundations of anti-Black racism in the deepest recesses of consciousness and the social world. The book is Fanon s major work on blackness. In fact, his focus shifts in the years following the publication of Black Skin, White Masks, moving away from blackness as a problem perhaps the problem of the modern world and toward a wider theory of the oppressed, colonialism, and revolutionary resistance to the reach of coloniality as a system. (Stanford Philosophy)***Please email us for better pricing. Inscribed by Author(s).