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BEFORE THE WAR: Poems as They Happened by  Lawson Fusao Inada - First Edition - 1971. - from, IOBA (SKU: 73438)

BEFORE THE WAR: Poems as They Happened

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BEFORE THE WAR: Poems as They Happened

by Inada, Lawson Fusao

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  • hardcover
  • First
Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (slight wear to upper edge of dj) /very near fine
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New York:: Morrow,, 1971.. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (slight wear to upper edge of dj) . First printing. The first book by this award-winning third generation Japanese American poet and jazz musician, and possibly the first collection of poems published by a Japanese American about his family's experiences during World War II. " Before the war meant Fresno" and during the war meant internment camps in Fresno, Arkansas and Colorado. In 2006 Inada was named poet laureate of Oregon. 124 pp.


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BEFORE THE WAR: Poems as They Happened
Inada, Lawson Fusao
Book condition
Used - Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (slight wear to upper edge of dj)
Jacket condition
very near fine
Place of Publication
New York:
Date published
internment camps, sansei, first book, poetry,
Bookseller catalogs
Asian and Asian American;

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