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La Croisade De Lee Gordon (Lonely Crusade)

La Croisade De Lee Gordon (Lonely Crusade)

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La Croisade De Lee Gordon (Lonely Crusade)

by [AFRICAN AMERICANA] HIMES, Chester (novel); WRIGHT, Richard (preface); MALARTIC, Yves (translation)

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Paris: Corrêa, 1952. First French Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); original printed wrappers; [7],8-384,[4]pp. Light wear to extremities and base of spine, with a tiny tear and attendant crease at right edge of front wrapper; page untrimmed; Near Fine, lacking the scarce pictorial dustjacket. First French edition of Himes's second book, issued the same year as his emigration from the U.S. to Paris. Originally published as Lonely Crusade by Knopf in 1947. A penetrating and subtle left-wing (but intensely anti-Communist) novel concerning race conflict at a California aircraft factory during World War II, which managed to offend African-Americans, whites, and communists alike. The French edition notably includes a preface by Richard Wright, which did not appear in the American edition. RIDEOUT p.299. HANNA 1729 (for the American edition).


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La Croisade De Lee Gordon (Lonely Crusade)
[AFRICAN AMERICANA] HIMES, Chester (novel); WRIGHT, Richard (preface); MALARTIC, Yves (translation)
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