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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Issue. Near Fine in a Near Fine jacket, a couple small closed tears, faded at the spine. Black cloth with gold and red gilt lettering and rules on the spine and front board. Square and firmly bound with a red top stain, bookplate on the front endpaper, clean otherwise. Angelou's classic autobiography about coming-of-age in the American South during the first half of the 20th century.

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
Carpetbagger Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
6733
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Format/Binding
Hardcover
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
Keywords
Autobiography, Literary Biography, Race, Racism, American Studies, Coming-of-Age, Arkansas, 20th Century Literature

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