Title Song of Solomon
Edition First Edition, First Printing
Publisher New York Knopf 1977
0394497848 / 9780394497846
Seller ID 202-0251
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full black cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Bright red topstain. Octavo. 337pps. There is light shelfwear with a remainder mark, faint, amid the topstain; otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a touch of spine-fade as well as crinkling to the head of the spine. There is a 1/4" closed tear at the top of the rear panel. The original price (8.95) is intact. A very nice copy. ".In this celebrated novel, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison created a new way of rendering the contradictory nuances of black life in America. Its earthy poetic language and striking use of folklore and myth established Morrison as a major voice in contemporary fiction. 'Song of Solomon' begins with one of the most arresting scenes in our century's literature: a dreamlike tableau depicting a man poised on a roof, about to fly into the air, while cloth rose petals swirl above the snow-covered ground and, in the astonished crowd below, one woman sings as another enters premature labor. The child born of that labor, Macon (Milkman) Dead, will eventually come to discover, through his complicated progress to maturity, the meaning of the drama that marked his birth. Toni Morrison's novel is at once a romance of self-discovery, a retelling of the black experience in America that uncovers the inalienable poetry of that experience, and a family saga luminous in its depth, imaginative generosity, and universality. It is also a tribute to the ways in which, in the hands of a master, the ancient art of storytelling can be used to make the mysterious and invisible aspects of human life apparent, real, and firm to the touch." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.
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