Near Fine in Fine jacket. The first American edition of his second book and first novel. This was his first book to tackle head on the political antagonisms between the colonizer and colonized, in particular in his native South Africa, where the tensions were exacerbated by racism. He has returned to these themes repeatedly, and has won the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as winning the Booker Prize twice. This book was made into the film Dust in 1985, directed by Marion Hansel, which won two awards at the Venice Film Festival that year. 1/2" tear to spine cloth at crown; thus near fine in a fine dust jacket.
First U.S. Edition; Octavo; VG/VG Spine Brown with Yellow Text; Dust jacket shows finger-pull creased at top of spine and slight edge wear; Boards are strong with slight shelving marks; Front Paste Down has an abrasion where a price sticker was removed near the top hinge edge; Text Block is Clean and Tight, Age Toned with Fore and top and bottom Edges Foxed, pp.139. Rockville.
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