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Riding the Earthboy 40

by WELCH, James

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
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About This Item

NY: World, 1971. This is the true first edition of the poet/novelist's first book. This book was supposedly not distributed, hence rare. "P" on ffep. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

Synopsis

Now with an introduction from celebrated poet James Tate, Riding the Earthboy 40 is the only volume of poetry written by acclaimed Native American novelist James Welch. The title of the book refers to the forty acres of Montana land Welch?s father once leased from a Blackfeet family called Earthboy. This land and its surroundings shaped the writer?s worldview as a youth, its rawness resonates in the vitality of his elegant poetry, and his verse shows a great awareness of a moment in time, of a place in nature, and of the human being in context. Deeply evoking the specific Native American experience in Montana, Welch?s poems nonetheless speak profoundly to all readers. With its new introduction, this vital work that has influenced so many American writers is certain to capture a new generation of readers.

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Bookseller
abookshop US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
003688
Title
Riding the Earthboy 40
Author
WELCH, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
World
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1971
Keywords
Poetry; First Book; Native American
Bookseller catalogs
ABAA; NYSHOW2006;

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First Edition
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ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...[more]
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