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Martin and Meditations on the South Valley - 87 edition

by Jimmy S. Baca

Martin and Meditations on the South Valley (ISBN10: 0811210324; ISBN13: 9780811210324)
ISBN13: 978-0811210324
ISBN10: 0811210324

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0811210317
ISBN10: 0811210316

Summary: Fiercely moving, the two long narrative poems of Martin & Meditations on the South Valley revolve around the semi-autobiographical figure of Martin, a mestizo or 'detribalized Apache.' Abandoned as a child and a long time on the hard path to building his own family, Martin at last finds his home in the stubborn and beautiful world of the barrio. Jimmy Santiago Baca 'writes with unconcealed passion, ' Denise Levertov states in her introduction, 'but he is far from ...show more being a naive realist; what makes his writing so exciting to me is the way in which it manifests both an intense lyricism and that transformative vision which perceives the mythic and archetypal significance of life-events.' ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 87
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 10/28/1987
International: No



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New York, Edinburgh, London et al, 1987 Trade Paperback 8th Printing Very Good Academic, Scholarly, Research. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. 104 pp. Book has tight binding; crisp, clean pages. Cover page ha ...show mores minor cuts and tears. Some shelf wear. Spine shows its age through small cuts and tears. Ready to go. ...show less
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TATOOED BACK COVER ART NY 1986, 1987 10th ptg VERY GOOD Condition 5x8" Paper Covers 104pg thin Black titles on White covers with naked back showing religious tatoos. SIGNED BY AUTHOR WITH author app ...show moreearance flyer tipped in...SIGNED BY AUTHOR.. ...show less
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Gandert, Miguel (photographer); 1 b/w Photograph (upper wrapper) [New York] 1987 S Paperback First Edition, Later Printing Near Fine Small 8vo xviii, 104, [2] pages. Probable later issue of the pape ...show morerback (with publisher's sticker: "American Book Award Winner 1988" on upper wrapper). Introduction by Denise Levertov; includes glossary of Chicano slang terms at rear. Signed and dated by Baca on half-title page, April 14, 1989. Slight rubbing to wrappers; else a near fine copy as issued. Signed: I Signed and Inscribed By Author. ...show less
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2nd printing in wrappers. Very near fine in wrappers. SIGNED by author--SIGNED on the title page. Two long narrative poems that revolve around the figure of Martin, a mestizo or 'detribalized Apache ...show more. ' Winner of the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award. Introduction by Denise Levertov. ...show less
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1st printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with Near fine in wrappers. SIGNED by author-first edition--SIGNED on title page. Two long narrative poems that revolve around the figure of Ma ...show morertin, a mestizo or 'detribalized Apache. ' Winner of the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award. Introduction by Denise Levertov. ...show less
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