"DAVIS' ARGUMENTS FOR JUSTICE ARE FORMIDABLE" (NEW YORK TIMES): FIRST EDITION OF WOMEN, CULTURE, & POLITICS, SIGNED BY ANGELA DAVIS
DAVIS, Angela. Women, Culture, & Politics. New York: Random House, (1989). Octavo, original half gray cloth, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of a collection of writings by Davis, whose life and work stands "at the intersection of feminism, American political radicalism and global political radicalism," inscribed by her "To J— Angela Y. Davis."
"Few people have experienced as dramatic a life as Angela Davis… She is at the intersection of feminism, American political radicalism and global political radicalism" (New York Times). "Catapulted to fame because of her involvement in the Black Power movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s," Davis has brought valuable insights to feminist theory "through her insistence that gender is meaningful only with reference to other social determinants such as race, class and sexuality" (Encyclopedia of Feminist Literary Theory, 146). In Women, Culture and Politics, a collection of her essays and lectures, "Davis' arguments for justice are formidable… the power of her historical insights and the sweetness of her dream cannot be denied" (New York Times Book Review). To Julian Bond, there is a clear link "from W.E.B. Du Bois to her." To Robin D.G. Kelley, "it is not too much to call her one of the world's leading philosophers of freedom." And to June Jordan, here, as in all her writings, Davis remains "as true as that invincible sunrise she means means means to advance. With all of the faith and all of the grace of her entirely devoted life." Owner signature dated year of publication above Davis' inscription. Bookseller ticket to dust jacket verso.
A fine copy.