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  • GLORIA NAYLOR: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES PAST AND PRESENT. by (Naylor, Gloria) Gates, Henry Louis Jr. and Appiah, K. A., editors.
    (Naylor, Gloria) Gates, Henry Louis Jr. and Appiah, K. A., editors.
    GLORIA NAYLOR: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES PAST AND PRESENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Amistad Press, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of the first six volumes which launched the Amistad Literary Series devoted to literary fiction and criticism by and about African Americans. SIGNED by K.A. Appiah on the title page. Includes reviews of Naylor's books by Sherley Anne Williams, Karen Joy Fowler, Bharati Mukherjee and others, essays by Barbara Christian, Celeste Fraser, Peter Erickson and more. Chronology, Bibliography. Index. xii, 322 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with an inconspicuous remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 75504
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  • THE THING HAPPENS: Ten Years of Writing About the Movies. by Rafferty, Terrence.
    Rafferty, Terrence.
    THE THING HAPPENS: Ten Years of Writing About the Movies.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1993). Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays and reviews by this long time critic. Includes a long piece on Renoir's 1939 film "The Rules of the Game", briefer essays on 12 directors including John Huston, Martin Scorsese, Brian de Palma, Stanley Kubrik, Satyajit Ray and Mike Leigh, and reviews of 53 films. Index. xv, 399 pp. ISBN: 0-802114857.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 74679
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  • MUSIC TO MY EARS: THE BILLBOARD ESSAYS : PROFILES OF POPULAR MUSIC IN THE '90s. by White, Timothy
    White, Timothy
    MUSIC TO MY EARS: THE BILLBOARD ESSAYS : PROFILES OF POPULAR MUSIC IN THE '90s.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Faber & Faber, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eighty-five columns from Billboard which combine interviews with recording artists and reviews of their records. Ranges across all genres of music, from rock, new wave, punk, blues, jazz, rap, country, reggae, world music, calypso, Latin to classical and more. Pieces on veteran artists like Eric Clapton, George Harrison, David Byrne, Ray Charles, Wyonna Judd, Joni Mitchell and the Eagles, White and on the less known artists like Liz Phair, Joan Osborne, Alanis Morissette, the spiritual dance sonorities of the Haitian group Boukman Eksperyans and many others. Photographs. Index. 333 pp. ISBN: 0-805039759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41884
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  • RICHARD WRIGHT: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. by [Wright, Richard, 1908-1960] Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. and K. A. Appiah, editors.
    [Wright, Richard, 1908-1960] Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. and K. A. Appiah, editors.
    RICHARD WRIGHT: Critical Perspectives Past and Present.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (1993). SIGNED first edition - Includes 20 reviews of Wright's novels and other books and 22 critical essays on his works; the reviewers include Joyce Cary, Max Eastman, Clifton Fadiman, Zora Neale Hurston, Sinclair Lewis, Ralph Ellison, Horace A. Porter, Lionel Trilling, David Bradley and others. Essays by Dan McCall, Claudia C. Tate, Robert Stepto, Herbert Leibowitz, Houston A Baker and more. Preface by Gates. SIGNED by K. A. Appiah on the title page. One of the first six volumes of literary criticism launching the Amistad Literary series, which is devoted to literary fiction and criticism by and about African Americans. Chronology, bibliography and index. xvi, 476 pp. ISBN: 1-567430279.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72960
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