First printing, the rarely seen hardcover issue, of Dove's first book-length publication – a fresh, beautiful copy.
Fine in near-fine jacket.
THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER
Now I see: the possibilites<br />are golden dresses in a nutshell.
Only 28 when this book was published, Dove weaves the weight of her research into African-American history with her contemporary experiences as a Black woman, including as a Fullbright scholar at the University of Tübingen. "In her experiments with form, Dove condenses contemporary experience into mythic intensity, examining how myth shades off into folklore and fairy tale, the potent cultural narratives that inhabit us in childhood, adolescence, and beyond" (Righelato & Dewey). Scarce in this format: the hardcover issue was primarily meant for libraries.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1980. 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original light yellow cloth, spine lettered in black. In original unclipped ($9.95) yellow photographic dust jacket with portrait of Dove by Fred Viebahn. 71,  pages. Faint shelfsoil to rear panel of jacket.
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