London: Joseph, 1968. First edition (stated). Hardcover. Octavo in white DJ, 407 pages, 21 cm. Very gently bumped and rubbed corners, very mild rubbing to spine head and foot, faint spotting to fore-edges, mostly to top fore-edge, bright pages, tight binding, light soiling to DJ, mostly to rear DJ, extremely gently rubbed DJ corners, extremely mild rubbing to DJ spine head and foot, else Near Fine(-) in Near Fine(-) DJ. Item #91244
No other novel of our time strikes so close to the heart of the dilemma of the black artist in America that this contrversial, gripping portrait of a successful actor explosively confronting his angers, his shames, his past, and his passions. From its moving description of a boy growing up in Harlem to its frankly erotic scenes of love that shattered society's conventions, this is a narrative that cries out for social change and hits with hammer blows of truth at the conscience of a nation. Contents: Life of an American Negro -- Leo Proudhammer. African American actors -- Psychological Fiction. || DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve.
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