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Jones, Le Roi

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ISBN 10: 0261618504 / ISBN 13: 9780261618503
Published by MacGibbon & Kee, London, 1969
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine; tight, bright and sharp cornered dw. Author's first book of stories. Unusual in such positive condition. ; 132 pages; Description: 132 p. Subjects: Le Roi Jones--Tales--Short Stories. African American Literature. Notes: Author's 1st book of stories. 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 5697

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Title: Tales

Publisher: MacGibbon & Kee, London

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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These 16 artful and nuanced stories fall into two parts: the first nine concern themselves with the sensibility of a hip, perceptive young black man in white America. The last seven stories endeavour to place that same man within the context of his awareness of and participation in a rapidly emerging and powerfully felt negritude. They deal, it might be said, with the black man in black America. Yet these tales are not social tracts, but absolutely masterful fiction - provocative, witty and, at times, bitter and aggressive.

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Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (19342014) was the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named poet laureate of New Jersey by the New Jersey Commission for the Humanities, from 20022004. His short story collection "Tales of the Out & the Gone" (Akashic Books) was a "New York Times" Editors' Choice and won a 2008 PEN/Beyond Margins Award. He is also the author of "Home: Social Essays," "Black Music," and "The System of Dante's Hell," among other works."

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