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Bittersweet by  Joyce Carol Thomas - Signed First Edition - from West of Eden Books and Biblio.co.uk

Bittersweet

by Thomas, Joyce Carol

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


San Jose CA, Firesign Press, 1973, hardcover, 59 pp, First Edition (not stated, no previous printings noted), Signed by the Author without further inscription on the front endpaper, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean, stamp of Jocato Inc. Berkeley CA. publisher of the author's third book of poetry on copyright page and dustjacket rear panel, slight soiling to head and heel of spine. Dustjacket has rubs, age-toning to edges, wear to spine, chips at head and heel, light edge nicks, in new Brodart sleeve. This first book of poetry from the American poet, novelist and playwright explores the black experience in America with authentic portraits of specific family situations, Afro-American rituals, and rewarding communion with elements of nature.




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