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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by  Maya Angelou - First Edition - 1969 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140941323)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

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New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing, first issue. Bound in publisher's black cloth stamped in gilt with publisher's imprint in metallic red; with red topstain. Near Fine, with light lean to binding, former owner name and date to front free endpaper and pages toned. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with surface indentations to front and rear panel, light edge wear and small creases to the front flap. A lovely copy of the author's best-known work.

Synopsis

Titled after a stanza from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of a series of seven autobiographical novels by African-American poet and writer Maya Angelou. Personally deeply involved and affected by the civil rights movement, the volume explores racism and identity in her early life.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 1970. However, due to its depiction of controversial subjects such as sexuality, lesbianism and rape, the use of the novel in classrooms has been frequently challenged.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140941323
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1969
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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