Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete

San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1990).

Price: $165.00

Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a bowed, good slipcase. Copy number 108 of 111 numbered copies Signed by the author. A notably small limitation. Author's collected poems.

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Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete. Alice WALKER.

Alice Walker
birth name: Alice Malsenior Walker
born: 2/9/1944

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American writer whose novels, short stories, and poems were noted for their insightful treatment of black American culture. Her novels focused particularly on women, most notably The Color Purple (1982; film, 1985), which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

Collecting tips:

Everyone knows the author's 1982 novel The Color Purple, but not everyone knows that the first issue jacket has only one address for the publisher on the rear flap -- later issues have two. Four of her five earliest books are very uncommon: two books of poetry, her first, Once, (1968), and Revolutionary Petunias, (1972); a collection of stories, In Love and Trouble: Stories for Black Women , (1973); and a children's book, Langston Hughes, American Poet, (1974). All of them are expensive in fine condition.

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