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"AN EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT BLACK FICTIVE VOICE OF HIS GENERATION"

ATTAWAY, William. Let Me Breathe Thunder. New York, 1939.

First edition of Attaway's critically praised novel, the first of only two novels by him, published at a pivotal point between the Harlem Renaissance and Richard Wright's Native Son, a distinctive association copy from the library of Edgar Award-winning novelist Bill Pronzini, in original dust jacket. $1100.

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"COME MISTER TALL-Y-MAN, COME TALL-Y ME BANANA": FIRST EDITION OF ATTAWAY'S CALYPSO SONG BOOK, 1957, FEATURING THE LEAD SONG CO-AUTHORED BY ATTAWAY, HARRY BELAFONTE & LORD BURGESS

(BELAFONTE, Harry) ATTAWAY, William. Calypso Song Book. New York, 1957.

First edition of African American novelist Attaway's celebration of the African Caribbean tradition in music featuring 26 songs, including "Day-O" and other classics on the breakthrough 1956 Belafonte album, Calypso, which was a collaboration between Attaway, Belafonte, Lord Burgess and others, beautifully illustrated by William Charmatz, in original dust jacket. $550.

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